Rethinking Food and Agriculture

New Ways Forward

 

Edited by
AMIR KASSAM and LAILA KASSAM

Key Features

Explores some of the key drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment and destruction of nature

Highlights the many ways that different stakeholders have been forging ‘new ways forward’ towards alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy, which are more sustainable and just

Proposes ways to move beyond the current unsustainable exploitation of natural resources towards agroecological sustainability and overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on ‘inclusive responsibility’

Review

★★★★★

Dr Trent Grassian

Rethinking Food and Agriculture is an excellent and timely book. It helps us to understand the central role of the current food and agriculture system in contributing to the many connected crises we are facing and the potential it holds for being part of the solution. The wide ranging chapters and interdisciplinary nature of the book help us gain a richer and more holistic understanding of the underlying forces and worldview driving the food and agriculture system down an increasingly industrial and destructive path.

At the same time the emphasis on highlighting ways forward that are already being implemented and hold such potential for transformation gives a great deal of hope. The framework of ‘inclusive responsibility’ proposed in the final chapter is exactly the paradigm and mindset shift we need to guide us in transforming the food and agriculture system in to one which is truly sustainable and just, and can enable humans, animals and the planet to thrive. A must read for anyone interested in creating a fairer and more sustainable world for all!

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