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The tyranny of taste: The case of organic rice in Cambodia

Thavat, Maylee

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Fair-trade and organic products are often sold at price premiums justified by smaller production volumes that are associated with greater social and environmental responsibility. The consumption of these products confers on the consumer a greater sense of morality - and usually a claim to better taste. This paper tells the story of attempts to promote organic/fair-trade rice production by de facto organic Cambodian farmers for export to North American and European markets in order to assist...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58379
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2011.01458.x

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