Geoff Tansey


I have co-written or co-edited five books, most recently, the award winning Future Control of Food. Brief details are on this page, fuller details including list of contents and links to download and or buy them are on their own page. My other writings include monographs, papers, book chapters and features for newspapers and magazines.

The Future Control of FoodThe Future Control of Food

A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security

This book is the first wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity, and food security.

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The Food SystemThe Food System

This text provides an overview of today's dominant food system - one developed in and controlled by northern industrialized countries, and one that is becoming increasingly globalized.

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The Food SystemA World Divided - militarism and development after the Cold War

Ours is not a developed world, but a divided one. As the gap widens between rich and poor, military confrontation between the developed and developing worlds is becoming an increasing risk.

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The Meat BusinessThe Meat Business

The theme running through this collection of essays is that food quality and human health, the welfare of animals and the methods of farming, and the quality of the environment, go hand-in-hand.

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The Meat BusinessNegotiating Health - Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines

Informed analysis is provided by internationally renowned contributors who look at the post-2005 world and discuss how action may be taken to ensure that intellectual property regimes are interpreted and implemented in a manner supportive to the right to protect public health and, in particular, to promote access to medicines for all.

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New book


I am working on a new book now. Read more