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Bringing the food economy home : local alternatives to global agribusiness

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge; Todd Merrifield; Steven Gorelick
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If the many social, environmental and economic crises facing the planet are to be resolved, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. This title shows how a shift towards the local  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Norberg-Hodge; Todd Merrifield; Steven Gorelick
ISBN: 1842772333 9781842772331 1552660826 9781552660829 1565491467 9781565491465 1565491475 9781565491472
OCLC Number: 896725494
Description: vi, 150 pages
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgements1. From Local to GlobaThe Global Food SystemLocally Adapted Food SystemsCenturies of Agricultural "Progress"Big Farms Get BiggerAgribusiness Takes OverGlobalizationSpeeding Up the Treadmill2. The Ecology of Food MarketingReduced vs. Excessive PackagingSmall, Decentralized Shops vs. Huge MegamarketsTransport InfrastructuresEnergy InfrastructuresBroadcasting Unsustainability3. The Ecology of Food ProductionDestroying DiversityOn-farm vs. Off-farm InputsIntegrated Livestock vs. Factory FarmsLife in the SoilLocal Adaptation vs. Genetic Engineering4. Food and HealthFresh is BestChemical StewsFood PoisoningFactory Farms and Human Health5. Food and the EconomyKeeping Money in the Local EconomyKeeping Jobs in the Local EconomyWorking More, Earning LessFarming in the Third WorldThe Decline of Rural EconomiesHow Important Are Economies of Scale?Are Large Industrial Farms More Productive?6. Food and CommunityWebs of InterdependenceThe Death of Rural CommunitiesMisplaced BlameUnmanageable CitiesLoss of Democracy7. Food SecurityCorporate ControlFeeding Corporations, Not the HungryThe Dangers of a Homogenized Food SupplyLocal Foods Add to Food Security8. Shifting DirectionInternational LevelNational LevelLocal LevelPeople PowerFrom Global to LocalResource GuideNote on MeasurementsEndnotesIndex
Responsibility: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, Steven Gorelick.

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