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Green Food
An A-to-Z Guide



© 2010 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This third volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society lays out the contours of the field of agri-food studies. It draws on scholars working in the fields of political ecology, rural sociology, geography, and environmental studies to paint a picture of the past, present, and future of agriculture and food. It provides readers with a basic understanding of the institutions, practices, and concepts to identify what is and is not a "green" food. Because food is so intimately connected to our daily lives, the food system offers perhaps the most promise to make change in a sustainable direction. 

This volume addresses what a sustainable and green food system might look like, what policies would help realize it, and what kinds of tradeoffs we face in deciding which paths to choose. Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide provides people interested in food and agricultural systems the basic analytical and conceptual ideas that explain why our food system looks the way it does, and what can be done to change it for the better. Roughly 150 entries discuss how to address issues related to a green food system, and vivid photos, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use.


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Key features
  • A volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, this work may be purchased in either print or electronic formats, on its own or with other volumes at a series discount.  (The print version is scheduled for publication in June 2011.)
  • Along with the signed articles, pedagogical elements include a Chronology, a Resource Guide to further information, a Glossary, and an Appendix from the World Health Organization on global and regional food consumption patterns and trends.
  • A Reader's Guide and a thorough Index are tied to the flexible search and browse features of the SAGE e-Reference platform.
  • Signed entries conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading.
  • A well-known Series Editor, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona; editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environment & Society) teams with Volume Editor Dustin Mulvaney (University of California, Santa Cruz) and a team of Contributing Authors from universities and institutions worldwide to provide authoritative content your readers can trust.

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ISBN: 9781412996808

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