Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Encyclopedia of of Organic, Sustainable and Local Food

Encyclopedia of of Organic, Sustainable and Local Food

Ratings: (0)|Views: 229 |Likes:
Published by Anca Dan
This encyclopedia introduces students and general readers to topics in
organic, sustainable, and local food and farming. At the same time, it provides
in-depth information on a variety of specialized topics that will inform
both general readers as well as experts. The volume introduction helps readers
to understand the current relevance and importance of the organic, sustainable,
and local food movements in contemporary U.S. society.
To start, users can quickly find topics of interest in the list of entries and
topical list of entries and the index. The more than 140 entries, written by
internationally respected scholars, government experts, and dedicated
activists, cover a wide range of relevant topics in organic, sustainable, and
local food including definitions of farmers markets and the like, and also discuss
health issues, economic terms, organic big business, United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards, food labels, and
numerous organizations that are so important to the organic food movement.
Topics that seem familiar because of recent media attention, such as organic
milk, Whole Foods, or climate change, are described here objectively. Other
topics may seem surprising, such as Walmart or food deserts, and thus require
some explanation and grounding.
Whereas certified organic agriculture has specifically defined methods
of production, “sustainable agriculture” is a more general concept that implies long-term environmental and economic viability. Some entries
describe the opposite form of production: chemical (or conventional) agriculture.
This helps the reader understand the uniqueness of organic farming
in the United States in sharp contrast to the vast dominance of chemical
agriculture practiced since World War II. Local food initiatives have seen
significant growth in recent years and play an increasingly important role in
the North American food system.
Each contribution draws on current sources of information, including
reports, books, journal articles, and Web sites, some of which are listed in
the entries’ further readings sections. Cross-references to related entries and
appendixes are also included. The four appendixes provide primary documents
giving key legislation, recommendations, and commentary related to
organic food and farming.
In addition, a chronology provides the background and context through
which to understand these current food issues. This historical foundation
helps us understand why current topics are important for today’s society
and environment. After looking back, readers are encouraged to look
toward the future—read more about key topics and stay informed about
pressing issues. A selected bibliography has been included to aid the reader
in this endeavor.
This encyclopedia introduces students and general readers to topics in
organic, sustainable, and local food and farming. At the same time, it provides
in-depth information on a variety of specialized topics that will inform
both general readers as well as experts. The volume introduction helps readers
to understand the current relevance and importance of the organic, sustainable,
and local food movements in contemporary U.S. society.
To start, users can quickly find topics of interest in the list of entries and
topical list of entries and the index. The more than 140 entries, written by
internationally respected scholars, government experts, and dedicated
activists, cover a wide range of relevant topics in organic, sustainable, and
local food including definitions of farmers markets and the like, and also discuss
health issues, economic terms, organic big business, United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards, food labels, and
numerous organizations that are so important to the organic food movement.
Topics that seem familiar because of recent media attention, such as organic
milk, Whole Foods, or climate change, are described here objectively. Other
topics may seem surprising, such as Walmart or food deserts, and thus require
some explanation and grounding.
Whereas certified organic agriculture has specifically defined methods
of production, “sustainable agriculture” is a more general concept that implies long-term environmental and economic viability. Some entries
describe the opposite form of production: chemical (or conventional) agriculture.
This helps the reader understand the uniqueness of organic farming
in the United States in sharp contrast to the vast dominance of chemical
agriculture practiced since World War II. Local food initiatives have seen
significant growth in recent years and play an increasingly important role in
the North American food system.
Each contribution draws on current sources of information, including
reports, books, journal articles, and Web sites, some of which are listed in
the entries’ further readings sections. Cross-references to related entries and
appendixes are also included. The four appendixes provide primary documents
giving key legislation, recommendations, and commentary related to
organic food and farming.
In addition, a chronology provides the background and context through
which to understand these current food issues. This historical foundation
helps us understand why current topics are important for today’s society
and environment. After looking back, readers are encouraged to look
toward the future—read more about key topics and stay informed about
pressing issues. A selected bibliography has been included to aid the reader
in this endeavor.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Anca Dan on Jan 15, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/15/2013

pdf

text

original

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 11 to 159 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 170 to 238 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 249 to 403 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 414 to 422 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 433 to 505 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->