Sustainable Food Systems
Building a New Paradigm
Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture
In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct 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. Current Food Questions and their Scholarly Challenges: Creating and Framing a Sustainable Food Paradigm
Terry Marsden & Adrian Morley
2. Food Futures: Framing the Crisis
Adrian Morley, Jesse McEntee & Terry Marsden
3. European Food Governance: The Contrary Influences of Market Liberalization and Agricultural Exceptionalism
4. The Public Plate: Harnessing the Power of Purchase
Kevin Morgan & Adrian Morley
5. Sustainable Food Supply Chains: The Dynamics for Change
Andrew Flynn & Kate Bailey
6. Biosecurity and the Bioeconomy: The Case of Disease Regulation in the UK & New Zealand
7. Improving Animal Welfare in Europe: Cases of Comparative Bio-sustainabilities
Mara Miele & John Lever
8. Exploring the New Rural-urban Interface: Community Food Practice, Land Access and Farmer Entrepreneurialism
Alex Franklin & Selyf Morgan
9. The "New Frontier"? Urban Strategies for Food Security and Sustainability
Roberta Sonnino & Jessica Jane Spayde
10. Conclusions: Building the Food Sustainability Paradigm: Research Needs, Complexities, Opportunities
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 Food Smart City Project Manager for Universities West Midlands, Birmingham, UK.