THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Local foods: Seeds for social change

Keywords: Systems Thinking, Community-based Food Systems, Food Security, Social Justice, Ecology

Abstract

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The local food movement has grown in direct response to the industrialization of the agri-food system—and more recently in response to the industrialization of organic foods. Locavores seem to have an intuitive understanding that the enviro­nmental and public health problems associated with industrial food production must be solved within the socioeconomic context of local commu­nities. Similarly, the problems of social justice can­not be solved without addressing the larger envi­ronmental and public health problems of society. Systemic problems require systemic change, which is rarely quick and never easy. However, local community-based food systems can provide fertile seedbeds of systemic social change. . . .

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Author Biography

John Ikerd, University of Missouri, Columbia

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Econom­ics

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Published
2021-05-07
How to Cite
Ikerd, J. (2021). THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Local foods: Seeds for social change. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(3), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.103.002

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