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Book: Sustainable Food Systems -Building a New Paradigm

This books addresses the issues of a growing global population and food production and focuses on key social, economic and political drivers for creating a more sustainable food system. It argues that there is a need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm and it brings together an integrated range of key social science insights, exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build the new agri-food sustainability framework.

It builds on over ten years of ESRC funded theoretical and empirical research.  Themes covered include:

·         Rgulation and governance

·         Sustainable supply chains

·         Public procurement

·         Sustainable spatial strategies associated with rural restructuring  

          and re-calibrated urbanised food systems

·         Minimising bio-security risk and animal welfare burdens.

The book critically explores the linkages between social science research and evolving food security problems. It does this at a critical juncture in the debates associated with not only food quality, but also its provenance, vulnerability and the inherent unsustainability of current systems of production and consumption. Each chapter examines how the links between research, practice and policy can begin to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and justly distributive food systems which would be better equipped to ‘feed the world’ by 2050.

Citation                                                                                                                                                         Marsden, T. and Morley, A. (eds) (2014) Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm. Routledge, London and New York.

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20 Mar 2014