Imagining Sustainable Food Systems by Alison Blay-Palmer

By Alison Blay-Palmer

"What defines a sustainable nutrients procedure? How can or not it's extra inclusive? How do neighborhood and international scales engage and the way does strength circulate inside of nutrients structures? the right way to inspire an interdisciplinary method of figuring out sustainable nutrition structures? and the way to turn on switch? those questions are thought of by way of european and North American teachers and practitioners during this publication. utilizing a variety of case stories, it presents a serious assessment, displaying how and the place conception and perform can converge to provide extra sustainable foodstuff systems."--pub. web site. learn more... half 1 Interrogating Sustainable nutrients structures: -- Imagining sustainable nutrition structures [food offer, foodstuff protection] / Alison Blay-Palmer -- Conceptualizing and growing sustainable meals platforms: how interdisciplinarity will help / Clare Hinrichs -- Sustainability: a device for meals approach reform? / Mustafa Koc ---- half 2 Inclusion and Exclusion in Sustainable nutrition structures: -- Greening the area: sustainable nutrients chains and the general public plate / Kevin Morgan -- brooding about labour in substitute nutrients platforms / Yael Levitte -- The city foodstuff wilderness: spatial inequality or chance for swap? / Ellen Desjardins ---- half three The Case for Sustainable nutrients structures: -- foodstuff platforms making plans and sustainable towns and areas: the position of the company in sustainable meals capitalism / Betsy Donald -- The nexus among substitute nutrients platforms and entrepreneurism: 3 neighborhood tales / HeleМЂne St. Jacques -- Scaling up: bringing public associations and meals carrier organizations into the venture for a neighborhood sustainable meals method in Ontario / Harriet Friedmann -- nutrition coverage encounters of a 3rd type: how the Toronto foodstuff coverage Council socializes for sustain-ability / Wayne Roberts -- foodstuff lack of confidence within the land of lots: the Windermere valley paradox [Southeastern British Columbia] / Alison Bell -- Imagining sustainable nutrition platforms: the trail to regenerative foodstuff structures / Alison Blay-Palmer and Mustafa Koc

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Interdisciplinary partnerships take work to nurture and sustain. They offer encouraging possibilities, though no panacea, for advancing sustainable food systems practice. Conclusion We do need to imagine sustainable food systems, to consider possibilities we’ve not yet seen, reflect on the options for getting there, and learn from our designs and our accidents. Ultimately, there can be no ironclad, all-purpose definition of ‘sustainable food systems’. While environmental integrity, economic viability and social equity are likely part of the mix, sustainable food systems in the making are perhaps more tellingly characterized by places of creative tension, including the emergent and provisional knowledge, the inevitability of ‘tradeoffs ‘ that may not be easy or obvious, and the ongoing significance of power and politics.

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