Sustainable Food Systems
Building a New Paradigm
Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture
In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to contruct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this framework. Building on over ten years of ESRC-funded theoretical and empirical research centered at BRASS, it focuses upon the key social, economic and political drivers for creating a more sustainable food system.
The book critically explores the linkages between social science research and the evolving food security problems facing the world at a critical juncture in the debates associated with not only food quality, but also its provenance, vulnerability and the inherent unsustainability of current systems of production and consumption. Each chapter examines how the links between research, practice and policy can begin to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and justly distributive food systems which would be better equipped to ‘feed the world’ by 2050.
1. Introduction: Current Foodscapes and their Scholarly Challenges
Tery Marsden and Adrian Morley
2. Accountability, Governance and Regulation: Where Next?
Terry Marsden and Bob Lee
3. Researching the Public Plate
Kevin Morgan and Adrian Morley
4. Researching Sustainable Supply Chains
5. Agriculture and Rural Restructuring: Towards New Rural-urban Interactions
Selyf Morgan and Alex Franklin
6. Managing Risk and Bio-security
7. Progressing Animal Welfare and Equality
8. Feeding the City: Urban Strategies for Food Security and Sustainability
Roberta Sonnino and Jessica Jane Spayde
9. Food Futures: Pathways to Sustainability
Adrian Morley and Terry Marsden
10. Conclusions: Building a New Food Sustainability Paradigm; Research Needs, Opportunities and Constraints
Terry Marsden and Adrian Morley
Terry Marsden is Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability & Society (BRASS), Cardiff University, UK.
Adrian Morley is a Research Associate at the ESRC Centre BRASS, Cardiff University, UK.
Gareth Enticott, Andrew Flynn, Alex Franklin, Bob Lee, Mara Miele, Kevin Morgan, Selyf Morgan, Roberta Sonnino and Jessica Jane Spayde.