Clapp and Isakson highlight the importance of confronting the financialization of food and agriculture, identify the challenges of conventional approaches to food system reform and consider innovative alternatives. Speculative Harvests is essential reading for food scholars and activists who not only seek a better understanding of the problems inherent to the contemporary food system but also are also in search of effective interventions towards its positive transformation.
What Is the Link Between Food and Finance? .
Speculating on Commodities.
Farmland as a New Asset Class.
Feeding Finance from Farm to Plate.
Prospects for Governance and Re-Regulation .
The Prospects for Change.
Jennifer Clapp is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
S. Ryan Isakson
S. Ryan Isakson is an Assistant Professor of International Development Studies and Geography at the University of Toronto, Canada.