Reflections on the Food Regime Project and Its Asian Dimensions

Monday, 16 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Philip MCMICHAEL, Cornell University, USA
The food regime ‘project’ continues to evolve, deepening the social, ecological, institutional, financial, dietary and geopolitical dimensions of the global food regime. The presentation reflects on these developments, both adjustments and updates, recalibrating the food regime’s changing composition. This includes regional dimensions, in context of WTO trade protocols bypassed by land and regional/bilateral trade deals, and changing positions in the international division of food producing labour. As an active part of the ‘project,’ analysis of Asian food regime dimensions offers a unique regional perspective.