Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness / Edition 1

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness / Edition 1

by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, Steven Gorelick
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565491467

ISBN-13: 9781565491465

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

* Reveals how bringing food production to a local level revitalizes rural economies in both the industrialized and developing world
* Published in association with the International Society for Ecology and Culture
* For readers concerned with agriculture, community development, environmental sustainability, and ecological economics

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Overview

* Reveals how bringing food production to a local level revitalizes rural economies in both the industrialized and developing world
* Published in association with the International Society for Ecology and Culture
* For readers concerned with agriculture, community development, environmental sustainability, and ecological economics

If the many social, environmental, and economic crises facing the planet are to be reversed, local food economies must be rebuilt. Given the constant demand for food, even miniscule changes in its production and marketing can offer immense benefits for farmers, consumers, the economy and the environment.

Bringing the Food Economy Home reveals how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity by giving farmers a larger share of the money spent on food, and providing consumers with healthier, fresher food at more affordable prices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565491465
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1) From Local to Global; 2) The Ecology of Food Marketing; 3) The Ecology of Food Production; 4) Food and Health; 5) Food and the Economy; 6) Food and Community; 7) Food Security; 8) Shifting Direction; 9) From Global to Local; Resource Guide

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