Foodshed analysis and its relevance to sustainability

  title={Foodshed analysis and its relevance to sustainability},
  author={Christian J. Peters and Nelson L. Bills and Jennifer Lynn Wilkins and Gary W. Fick},
  journal={Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems},
  pages={1 - 7}
Abstract Providing a wholesome and adequate food supply is the most basic tenet of agricultural sustainability. However, sharp increases in global food prices have occurred in the past 2 years, bringing the real price of food to the highest level seen in 30 years (FAO, 2008). This dramatic shift is a fundamental concern. The role of ‘local food’ in contributing to the solution of underlying problems is currently being debated, and the debate raises a critical question: To what degree can… Expand
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