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Re-framing the great food debate: The case for sustainable food

Reframing_the_Great_Food_Debate, argues that ideas around local food have played a key role in the ‘great food debate’ that has taken place in the UK over the last two decades.

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The Political Economy of Food – towards an entropy-based systems analysis of the current crisis and its solution

The Political Economy of Food – towards an entropy-based systems analysis of the current crisis and its solution

Panel on Marxist political economy at the conference of AHE, FAPE and IIPPE, Paris 5-8 July 2012

Robert Biel, University College London

Abstract

Of all the aspects of the current crisis, probably the most fundamental is that it calls into question the continuing capacity of the capitalist mode of production to feed the world’s people.

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Rethinking Britain’s Food Security: A research report for the Soil Association November 2008

Rethinking Britain’s Food Security: A research report for the Soil Association November 2008 

Authors: David Barling, Rosalind Sharpe, Tim Lang

Centre for Food Policy City University London

A research report for the Soil Association November 2008

While the term food security has mainly been used in relation to the security of food supply in developing countries, at both national and at household levels, the issue has recently moved up the policy agenda in developed countries, including the UK.

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Food Security – UK Policy 2012

Food security for the UK in peacetime has only recently been a subject of concern. Until 2008, the Labour Government justified financial support for farming as a means of obtaining environmental objectives.

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