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Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What and How We Eat: Economics

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Agriculture, whether on a small farm or on an industrial scale, is always a business whether it incorporates financial transactions or an exchange of goods. 

What incentives drive a farmer to choose one practice over another?What factors affect consumers in their choices of consumption?

Lunchtime Economics

Nate Bischoff, 14, picks out tomatoes at Piazza's grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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