sustainable food

Download Book Sustainable Food in PDF format. You can Read Online Sustainable Food here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Sustainable Food

Author : Michael Mobbs
ISBN : 9781742246185
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45. 99 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 555
Read : 433

Download Now Read Online


After renovating his inner-city Sydney terrace and making it almost entirely self-sufficient in energy, water and waste disposal, Michael Mobbs realised his house was sustainable, but he wasn’t. While his house saves 100,000 litres of dam water a year, the same amount of water is used to produce ten days’ worth of food for the average Australian. In this companion book to the bestselling Sustainable House, Mobbs turns his attention to reducing the carbon emissions associated with growing, processing, transporting, selling and disposing food. With his own experiences anchoring the book, Sustainable Food contains practical advice on establishing community and backyard vegetable gardens, keeping chooks and bees, and reducing water usage, along with insights into dealing with councils, sidelining supermarkets and what we eat and why.

Fair Food

Author : Oran B. Hesterman
ISBN : 9781610390064
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 68. 56 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 646
Read : 331

Download Now Read Online


Describes the dysfunctions in the current food system, from chemical runoff to inhumane treatment of workers and animals and presents new principles and concrete steps to restructure how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed and sold.

Sustainable Food

Author : Elise McDonough
ISBN : 9781603582483
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 40. 75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 495
Read : 325

Download Now Read Online


Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market. This down-to-earth, casual guide—small enough to be slipped into your pocket—answers these and other questions for the shopper: What are the differences among organic, local, fair-trade, free-range, naturally raised, and biodynamic foods? How affordable is it to subscribe to a CSA farm—and what are the advantages? Is it better to choose wild Alaskan salmon at $18.99, or the Chilean farmed fish at $11.99? What cooking oils can be sustainably sourced? How can a food co-op increase access to, and affordability of, healthier, Earth-friendly foods? Where can you find sustainably produced sugar, and are there any local replacements for sweeteners from faraway lands? What do the distinctions between shade-grown and trellised coffee mean? Is shark okay to eat? How about mackerel? Why is the war on plastic bags so important? Sustainable eating just got easier.

Sustainable Food Planning

Author : André Viljoen
ISBN : 9789086861873
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 29. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 649
Read : 1311

Download Now Read Online


Planning for sustainable food production and consumption is becoming an increasingly important issue for planners, policymakers, designers, farmers, suppliers, activists, business and scientists alike. This book reviews and elaborates definitions of sustainable food systems and begins to define ways of achieving them.

Agroecology

Author : Stephen R. Gliessman
ISBN : 0849328454
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 64. 57 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 343
Read : 1293

Download Now Read Online


Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.

Food Fears

Author : Dr Alison Blay-Palmer
ISBN : 9781409487685
Genre : Science
File Size : 70. 78 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 102
Read : 727

Download Now Read Online


The industrial food system of the West is increasingly perceived as problematic. The physical, social and intellectual distance between consumers and their food stems from a food system that privileges quantity and efficiency over quality, with an underlying assumption that food is a commodity, rather than a source of nourishment and pleasure. In the wake of various food and health scares, there is a growing demand from consumers to change the food they eat, which in turn acts as a catalyst for the industry to adapt and for alternative systems to evolve. Drawing on a wealth of empirical research into mainstream and alternative North American food systems, this book discusses how sustainable, grass roots, local food systems offer a template for meaningful individual activism as a way to bring about change from the bottom up, while at the same time creating pressure for policy changes at all levels of government. This movement signals a shift away from market economy principles and reflects a desire to embody social and ecological values as the foundation for future growth.

Imagining Sustainable Food Systems

Author : Alison Blay-Palmer
ISBN : 9781317118633
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56. 76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 810
Read : 1152

Download Now Read Online


What defines a sustainable food system? How can it be more inclusive? How do local and global scales interact and how does power flow within food systems? How to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to realizing sustainable food systems? And how to activate change? These questions are considered by EU and North American academics and practitioners in this book. Using a wide range of case studies, it provides a critical overview, showing how and where theory and practice can converge to produce more sustainable food systems.

Top Download:

New Books