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Sustainable Diets: another hurdle or a better food future?,

Lang, T. (2015). Sustainable Diets: another hurdle or a better food future?,. Development, 57(2), pp. 240-256. doi: 10.1057/dev.2014.73

Abstract

The notion of sustainable diets has emerged forcibly onto the food policy agenda in recent years, but has also met resistance. The article reviews the case for sustainable diets. It counterbalances the current dominant policy emphasis on raising food output as the best route to a sustainable food future. The article suggests that a process of democratic experimentation is underway. Some official guidelines have emerged alongside a mix of civil society and academic formulations. More coherence of data, principles and purpose is needed at the global and regional policy-making levels for these to become effective in the common task of reducing the food system’s negative impact on health, environment and economies.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Development. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Lang, T. (2015). Sustainable Diets: another hurdle or a better food future?,. Development, 57(2), pp. 240-256. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2014.73
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology > Food Policy
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12769
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