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* 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.
"Ideal for filling in gaps in your education, bolstering arguments, and persuading the unconvinced."
"This is a well written, timely book which will help food producers, marketers and consumers, as well as food economists."
"An accessible and comprehensive introduction to the thinking behind the burgeoning 'local food' movement."
|List of Illustrations|
|1||From Local to Global||1|
|2||The Ecology of Food Marketing||17|
|3||The Ecology of Food Production||35|
|4||Food and Health||51|
|5||Food and the Economy||65|
|6||Food and Community||79|
|From Globe to Local||113|
|Note on Measurements||126|