Remaking the North American Food System : Strategies for Sustainability
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.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
370 p. : 1 illustration, maps ; 24 cm.
Series: Our sustainable future
Hinrichs, Clare; Lyson, Thomas A.; and Guptill, Amy, "Remaking the North American Food System : Strategies for Sustainability" (2007). Brockport Bookshelf. 105.