ABSTRACT

This book analyzes the food revolution that has occurred in Russia since the late 1980s, documenting the transformation in systems of production, supply, distribution, and consumption. It examines the dominant actors in the food system; explores how the state regulates food; considers changes in patterns of food trade interactions with other states; and discusses how all this and changing habits of consumption have impacted consumers. It contrasts the grim food situation of 1980s and 1990s with the much better food situation that prevails at present and sets the food revolution in the context of the wider consumer revolution, which has affected fashion, consumer electronics, and other sectors of the economy.

Preface 1. Thinking About Food Revolutions 2. Russia’s Food Supply Revolution 3. Russia’s Food Distribution Revolution 4. Russia’s Food Consumption Revolution 5. Implications of Russia’s Food Revolutions