Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, Steven Gorelick
     
 

Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, and Steven Gorelick of the International Society for Ecology and Culture discuss how a shift towards local food economies would protect and rebuild the agricultural diversity that has been lost in the current specialized, capital intensive, technology-based global environment. Coverage includes the history of this change in emphasis… See more details below

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Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, and Steven Gorelick of the International Society for Ecology and Culture discuss how a shift towards local food economies would protect and rebuild the agricultural diversity that has been lost in the current specialized, capital intensive, technology-based global environment. Coverage includes the history of this change in emphasis from local to global; the ecology of food marketing and production; food and health, the economy, and the community; food security; and changing direction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565491472
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1From Local to Global1
2The Ecology of Food Marketing17
3The Ecology of Food Production35
4Food and Health51
5Food and the Economy65
6Food and Community79
7Food Security89
8Shifting Direction101
From Globe to Local113
Resource Guide117
Note on Measurements126
Endnotes127
Index143

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