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date: 24 June 2021

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This chapter examines key debates about consumption and food system reform. It begins with a brief overview of the history and characteristics of consumer food politics. It then introduces a typology of consumer food politics in order to examine the different meanings consumers attach to food politics. It considers the “eco-shopping” perspective, which views political food shopping as an opportunity to replace conventional commodities with options that seem less harmful for people, animals, and the environment. This is followed by a discussion of the limits of eco-shopping.

Keywords: consumption, food system reform, consumer food politics, eco-shopping

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