(2010), "Report makes the case for sustainable food", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 11 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2010.24911aab.001Download as .RIS
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Report makes the case for sustainable food
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 11, Issue 1
A new report by the UK-based New Economics Foundation highlights that the notion of sustainable food can serve as the basis of an agenda for action with the objective of re-orienting the food system so that its explicit objective is to enhance well-being, and as such is both fairer and greener. The proposition underlying this agenda for action is that the transition towards more sustainable food must go hand-in-hand with fundamental changes in where and how we live and work, our family and neighbourhood interactions and consumption patterns.
The report argues that government at all levels needs to develop and implement a coherent and integrated food policy that is directly and explicitly articulated with relevant economic, social, environmental, climate change and security policies. Specifically, a new food policy must mount a full-scale attack on “cheap food disease” which is now endemic to the food system and which manifests itself through labour exploitation, environmental degradation and diet-related ill-health. It is available at: www.neweconomics.org/gen/z_sys_PublicationDetail.aspx?pid=292