Remaking the North American Food System : Strategies for Sustainability

Title

Remaking the North American Food System : Strategies for Sustainability

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Description

Edited by C. Clare Hinrichs and Thomas A. Lyson.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Amy Guptill: Emerging farmers' markets and the globalization of food retailing: a perspective from Puerto Rico.

Food and agriculture are in the news daily. Stories in the media highlight issues of abundance, deprivation, pleasure, risk, health, community, and identity. Remaking the North American Food System examines the resurgence of interest in rebuilding the links between agricultural production and food consumption as a way to overcome some of the negative implications of industrial and globalizing trends in the food and agricultural system. Written by a diverse group of scholars and practitioners, the chapters in this volume describe the many efforts throughout North America to craft and sustain alternative food systems that can improve social, economic, environmental, and health outcomes. With examples from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Quebec, this volume offers a broad North American perspective attuned to trends toward globalization at the level of markets and governance and shows how globalization affects the specific localities. The contributors make the case that food can no longer be taken for granted or viewed in isolation. Rather, food should be considered in its connection to community vitality, cultural survival, economic development, social justice, environmental quality, ecological integrity, and human health.

ISBN

9780803224384

Publication Date

2007

Publication Information

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

370 p. : 1 illustration, maps ; 24 cm.

Series: Our sustainable future

Disciplines

Sociology

Department

Sociology

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: HD9005 .R46 2007

CONTENTS: Civic agriculture and the North American food system / Thomas A. Lyson -- Warrior, builder, and weaver work: strategies for changing the food system / G.W. Stevenson ... [et al.] -- Farmers' markets as keystones in rebuilding local and regional food systems / Robert Gillespie ... [et al.] -- Practical research methods to enhance farmers' markets / Larry Lev, Garry Stephenson, and Linda Brewer -- Community supported agriculture as an agent of change / Marcia Ruth Ostrom -- Food policy councils / Kate Clancy ... [et al.] -- The "red label" poultry system in France: lessons for renewing an agriculture-of-the-middle in the United States / G. W. Stevenson and Holly Born -- Eating right here: the role of dietary guidance in remaking community-based food systems / Jennifer Wilkins -- Community-initiated dialogue: strengthening the community through the local food system / Joan S. Thomson, Audrey N. Maretzki, and Alison H. Harmon -- Retail concentration, food deserts, and food-disadvantaged communities in rural America / Troy C. Blanchard and Todd L. Matthews -- Localization in a global context : invigorating local communities in Michigan through the food system / Michael W. Hamm -- Assessing the significance of direct farmer-consumer linkages as a change strategy in Washington State / Marcia Ruth Ostrom and Raymond A. Jussaume -- Emerging farmers' markets and the globalization of food retailing: a perspective from Puerto Rico / Viviana Carro-Figueroa and Amy Guptill -- The lamb that roared: origin-labeled products as place-making strategy in Charlevoix, Quebec / Elizabeth Barham -- Be careful what you wish for: democratic challenges and political opportunities for the Michigan organic community / Laura B. DeLind and Jim Bingen -- The social foundation of sustainable agriculture in southeastern Vermont / Matthew Hoffman -- Community food projects and food system sustainability / Audrey N. Maretzki and Elizabeth Tuckermanty -- Conclusion: A full plate: challenges and opportunities in remaking the food system / C. Clare Hinrichs and Elizabeth Barham.