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Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to food, society and the environment. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Rewilding Food and the Self Critical Conversations from Europe

Rewilding Food and the Self: Critical Conversations from Europe

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Edited By Tristan Fournier, Sébastien Dalgalarrondo
November 04, 2022

This volume contributes to the return to nature movement that is very much in vogue in contemporary European societies, by examining the place of food and eating in the "rewilding" process. It is divided into three parts, each of which consists of conversations between social scientists, with ...

Food Loss and Waste Policy From Theory to Practice

Food Loss and Waste Policy: From Theory to Practice

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Edited By Simone Busetti, Noemi Pace
October 06, 2022

This book examines policy responses to food waste and loss, an issue of significant, global concern, with one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted. Investigating food waste and loss under an interdisciplinary lens, the contributors employ a variety of methodological ...

Food, Senses and the City

Food, Senses and the City

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Edited By Ferne Edwards, Roos Gerritsen, Grit Wesser
September 26, 2022

This work explores diverse cultural understandings of food practices in cities through the senses, drawing on case studies in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The volume includes the senses within the popular field of urban food studies to explore new understandings of how people live in...

The Vegan Evolution Transforming Diets and Agriculture

The Vegan Evolution: Transforming Diets and Agriculture

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By Gregory F. Tague
June 15, 2022

Arguing for a vegan economy, this book explains how we can and should alter our eating habits away from meat and dairy through sociocultural evolution. Using the latest research and ideas about the cultural ecology of food, this book makes the case that through biological and, especially, cultural ...

School Farms Feeding and Educating Children

School Farms: Feeding and Educating Children

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Edited By Alshimaa Aboelmakarem Farag, Samaa Badawi, Gurpinder Lalli, Maya Kamareddine
December 21, 2021

This book highlights the potential of school farms to fight hunger and malnutrition by providing access to locally produced, fresh, and healthy food as well as providing young students with educational opportunities to learn, interact with nature, and develop their skills. Hunger is one of the most...

Holiday Hunger in the UK Local Responses to Childhood Food Insecurity

Holiday Hunger in the UK: Local Responses to Childhood Food Insecurity

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By Michael A. Long, Margaret Anne Defeyter, Paul B. Stretesky
August 04, 2021

This timely and much-needed book focuses on the phenomenon often referred to as "holiday hunger" in the United Kingdom.  The book begins by outlining the history and scope of holiday hunger – the condition that occurs when a child’s household is, or will become, food insecure during the summer...

True Cost Accounting for Food Balancing the Scale

True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale

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Edited By Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Lauren E. Baker, Paula A. Daniels
June 23, 2021

This book explains how True Cost Accounting is an effective tool we can use to address the pervasive imbalance in our food system. Calls are coming from all quarters that the food system is broken and needs a radical transformation. A system that feeds many yet continues to create both extreme ...

Resourcing an Agroecological Urbanism Political, Transformational and Territorial Dimensions

Resourcing an Agroecological Urbanism: Political, Transformational and Territorial Dimensions

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Edited By Chiara Tornaghi, Michiel Dehaene
March 08, 2021

Foregrounding an innovative and radical perspective on food planning, this book makes the case for an agroecological urbanism in which food is a key component in the reinvention of new and just social arrangements and ecological practices. Building on state-of-the-art and participatory research on...

The Bioeconomy Approach Constraints and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

The Bioeconomy Approach: Constraints and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

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Edited By Udaya Sekhar Nagothu
March 11, 2020

This book examines the bioeconomy concept, analysing the opportunities it can generate, the constraints and the potential benefits for society. The main objective of bioeconomy is to promote economic development, by creating jobs and enhancing the sustainable utilization of bio-resources. A ...

Raw Veganism The Philosophy of The Human Diet

Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of The Human Diet

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By Carlo Alvaro
February 17, 2020

Human beings are getting fatter and sicker. As we question what we eat and why we eat it, this book argues that living well involves consuming a raw vegan diet. With eating healthfully and eating ethically being simpler said than done, this book argues that the best solution to health, ...

Sustainable Food System Assessment Lessons from Global Practice

Sustainable Food System Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice

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Edited By Alison Blay-Palmer, Damien Conaré, Ken Meter, Amanda Di Battista, Carla Johnston
December 02, 2019

Sustainable Food System Assessment provides both practical and theoretical insights about the growing interest in and response to measuring food system sustainability. Bringing together research from the Global North and South, this book shares lessons learned, explores intended and actual project ...

Plant-Based Diets for Succulence and Sustainability

Plant-Based Diets for Succulence and Sustainability

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Edited By Kathleen May Kevany
August 19, 2019

This collection takes an interdisciplinary look at how the transformation towards plant-based diets is becoming more culturally acceptable, economically accessible, technically available and politically viable. We offer strategies for achieving sustainable food systems without having to forgo ...

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