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Overcoming undesirable resilience in the global food system

Oliver, Tom H.; Boyd, Emily; Balcombe, Kelvin; Benton, Tim G.; Bullock, James M.; Donovan, Deanna; Feola, Giuseppe; Heard, Matthew; Mace, Georgina M.; Mortimer, Simon R.; Nunes, Richard J.; Pywell, Richard F.; Zaum, Dominik. 2018 Overcoming undesirable resilience in the global food system. Global Sustainability, 1, e9. 9, pp. https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2018.9

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Abstract/Summary

Our current global food system – from food production to consumption, including manufacture, packaging, transport, retail and associated businesses – is responsible for extensive negative social and environmental impacts which threaten the long-term well-being of society. This has led to increasing calls from science–policy organizations for major reform and transformation of the global food system. However, our knowledge regarding food system transformations is fragmented and this is hindering the development of co-ordinated solutions. Here, we collate recent research across several academic disciplines and sectors in order to better understand the mechanisms that ‘lock-in’ food systems in unsustainable states.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2018.9
CEH Sections/Science Areas: Biodiversity (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2059-4798
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: agriculture, ecology and biodiversity, economics, food security, politics and governance
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Agriculture and Soil Science
Date made live: 16 Aug 2018 09:18 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/520744

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