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IUC Commons Student Research
Resources for Understanding the "Commons"
The Common Core of European Private Law Study on Access to Commons
European Member States Research
Non EU Country Research
Amadeo Della Croce
"A Flower of Broccoli Costs More Than A Full Meal at Fast Food Chains".Food as a commons, are vital ingredients that sustain our livlihood. With current trends, it seems that healthy food has become more expensive than cheap junk food but shouldn't fresh produce be available to all?!? . My paper presents a historical analysis exploring the process of food production in America. From the starting point of sustainable agriculture (pre-WWII), to the industrialization and commercialization of agriculture with an emphasis on the current local organic movements as a response to the detrimental health affects and price desparity between healthy food and the not so healthy.
“Access to Healthy Food through the Thorny Path of Capitalism.”
The history of conventional (non-organic) farming is not simply a narrative about its emergence, development, and trasformation. It consists of a multiple history of different stages of human evolution and ends up a part of the history of capitalism. It turned out that the existence of non-organic food has been determined by negative factors (greed in the era of industrialization and capitalism that led to mass production of food) as well as positive factors (to save people from starvation). Sometimes it is hard to distinguish what has come before: the concern about people suffering from hunger, or just selfish considerations fueled by human greediness.
I plan to do a semiotic analysis on the debate of fisheries as the commons. I will be looking at the argument put forward by these three schools of thought:
The Property right
I will analysize how these three groups put forward their arguments for or against maintaining fisheries as a common pool resource.
I try to know how to use it.I will write an article about food safety with the sociological method.
Genetic Modified Organisms: Risks & Benefits
This paper will
utilize economic analysis to examine GM as a source of producing low cost food, an agricultural technique providing crops with relatively lower cost than conventional techniques, and also as an element to enhance the increase in the economic enforcement and welfare maximizing for producers.
On the other hand I will also explore the impact of GM organisms on the environment in general and human health in particular. This interdisciplinary approach will examine various considerations for the negative effects
using the GMO, through environmental and ecologist approach.
I am going to write about GMO rules in the European Union and India or Sub-Saharian Africa. I am going to clarify the research during the work. Now I am still in progress.
My paper envisages mainly food security and food sovereignty.The focal point of my research will be increasing availability of food, improving access to food, improving nutritional adequacy of food intake, prevention of crisis and management.
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