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By Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey

Because the overdue Nineties, agro-food researchers have pointed out makes an attempt to re-configure nutrients provision round extra ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships among foodstuff manufacturers, processors and shoppers. mostly within the context of built industry economies, notions of relocalization and the standard flip have figured prominently in discussions approximately those substitute nutrition geographies. rising empirical examine, in spite of the fact that, is now tough the various assumptions embedded inside of such discussions.This e-book seriously displays at the nice range of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform modern nutrition provision elsewhere and areas. The booklet is prepared into 3 elements. Following a contextual advent written via the editors, half One makes a speciality of theoretical and conceptual issues/debates, particularly in terms of energy, representations and discourses of the choice. In different phrases, how, the place and why is the time period substitute deployed? half considers the connection among public coverage and replacement nutrition tasks, with case reports that study many of the methods associations sign up, characterize, help and, in a few situations, hamper the improvement of sure varieties of substitute meals provision. half 3 addresses views and practices from diversified actors and areas within the meals chain, together with manufacturers, shops, shoppers and native communities.Going past the standard specialize in the worldwide north, the booklet considers the relevance of debates approximately substitute nutrients networks to the worldwide south. It comprises empirically-rich case experiences from Europe, North and South the US, Australia and Africa, which jointly emphasize the diversity of representations and practices occupied with developing substitute meals geographies. It addresses recommendations and debates, public coverage, and substitute creation.

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The symbiosis between codification and conventionalisation, it is argued, has corroded the potential of this movement to transform the industrial agro-food system. The agro-industrial dynamics given full rein by the federal organic regulatory apparatus, in turn, have accentuated the livelihood pressures experienced by smaller, more ecologically oriented producers, leading to new ‘post-organic’ movements polarised around local food systems. This scenario of displaced militancy, now reconfigured and re-energised at the local level, begs several questions about the characterisation of SAMs as bearers of progres­ sive politics.

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More work is needed to explore the developmental potential of AFNs beyond the minority world. A second theme to emerge under this question is the attempt by some of the authors to historicise alternative food geographies and to learn from the past. This point about learn­ ing from the past is echoed in our own review, as well as the review of US alternatives by David Goodman and Michael Goodman. Empirically, it is expressed most clearly by Julie Guthman, who provides a recent historical survey of organics in California to reveal its detrimental incorporation into mainstream supply markets, with production ‘scaled-up’ and industrialised in response to market liberalisation.

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