Voltaire once said that “no problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking”.
In this book, we put that statement to the test. The problems plaguing food systems are well researched and well known. But how can we support transformation towards sustainable and just food systems?
One thing is clear, the objective of future food systems can no longer be to simply maximise productivity
We are very pleased to announce that our new book, Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary Solutions, has just been published. The book includes proposals for solutions to move us toward more sustainable food futures. The solutions, which are based on concrete cases, are organised around 4 themes:
- Recognizing place
- Enhancing participation
- Challenging markets
- Designing sustainable food futures
The solutions proposed in this book can be read as an atlas of possibilities.
There are multiple roads we can, and must, travel to bring us towards our destination: just and sustainable food futures. And yet, instead of moving towards a brighter future, we continue with a status quo that is not good enough.
To reach sustainable food futures, we require diligent and creative route planning. Not every route will work for everyone, or every context. Some routes will require us to go off road, while others take us along the toll roads. Others set about redefining what we know to be a road, and some may lead us directly to road blocks.
It is our hope that the majority will lead us to new social-technical or social-economic arrangements that promote just, sustainable, and fair food futures.
The book is available as a hardback, paperback and eBook. We would really appreciate it if you could ask your local libraries to purchase a copy! PS- it includes recipes!