Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

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Zed Books, 2002 - Agricultural industries - 150 pages
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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 copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The Ecology of Food Marketing
17
The Ecology of Food Production
35
Food and Health
51
Keeping Jobs in the Local Economy
67
Are Large Industrial Farms More Productive?
74
Food Security
89
Shifting Direction
101
From Global to Local
113
Note on Measurements
126
Index
143
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