Making Local Food Work Final Newsletter – November 2013

The final newsletter of Making Local Food Work – a reflection from Plunkett’s Chief Executive, Peter Couchman.
Making Local Food Work was a bold decision by the Big Lottery Fund to support communities who wanted to take ownership of where their food comes from. more...

Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System: Call for Papers

Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System, June 18-22, 2014
Joint Annual Meetings of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS)
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Submission deadline: February 1, 2014

Decisions will be made by March 15, 2014

This year’s ASFS/AFHVS Annual meeting and Conference invites dialogue about the importance of collaboration and innovation across the food system. more...

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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.


The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food?

The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food? by Janet Chrzana

Published in: Food and Foodways, Volume 18, Issue 1 & 2 January 2010 , pages 81 – 95


In the process of starting a farmers market I have been confronted with many differing ideas about organic and sustainable food, from sources as varied as farmers and regulatory agencies to consumers and market volunteers.