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Author Booth, Sue (Needs Assessment Fellow), author

Title Food democracy : from consumer to food citizen / Sue Booth, John Coveney
Published Singapore : Springer, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 57 pages) : illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in public health, 2192-3698
SpringerBriefs in public health.
Contents Introduction -- 'Big Food'--the industrial food system -- Foundations of food democracy -- Home-made food democracy--exerting control over the food supply from home -- Neighbourhood and community food democracy -- Democracy at work--from consumers to food citizens -- Food democracy in reflection
Summary This book explores the links between food and democracy.℗ℓ It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical ℓ́ℓhow-toℓ́ℓ approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food in ways that are sustainable. Food democracy, as a concept, is a social movement based on the idea that people can and should be able to actively participate in shaping the food system rather than being passive spectators.℗ℓ The book is useful for university and advanced TAFE courses that cover topics examining food in health sciences, social sciences and other areas of study. It is also relevant to health practitioners, nutritionists, food advocates, policy makers and others with a keen interest in exploring an alternative to the industrial food system known as ℓ́ℓBig Food.ℓ́ℓ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 26, 2015)
Subject Food industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food industry and trade -- Political aspects.
Food law and legislation.
Food supply -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Coveney, John, author
ISBN 9789812874221 (print)
9789812874238 (electronic bk.)
9812874224 (print)
9812874232 (electronic bk.)