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By Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey

Because the past due Nineties, agro-food researchers have pointed out makes an attempt to re-configure nutrients provision round extra ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships among foodstuff manufacturers, processors and shoppers. principally within the context of constructed marketplace economies, notions of relocalization and the standard flip have figured prominently in discussions approximately those replacement nutrition geographies. rising empirical learn, despite the fact that, is now difficult the various assumptions embedded inside such discussions.This ebook significantly displays at the nice variety of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform modern nutrition provision elsewhere and areas. The publication is prepared into 3 components. Following a contextual creation written through the editors, half One makes a speciality of theoretical and conceptual issues/debates, specifically with regards to strength, representations and discourses of the choice. In different phrases, how, the place and why is the time period substitute deployed? half considers the connection among public coverage and substitute foodstuff initiatives, with case reviews that study a few of the methods associations join, characterize, help and, in a few cases, hamper the advance of definite different types of replacement nutrients provision. half 3 addresses views and practices from various actors and areas within the nutrition chain, together with manufacturers, shops, shoppers and native communities.Going past the standard specialise in the worldwide north, the publication considers the relevance of debates approximately substitute nutrition networks to the worldwide south. It comprises empirically-rich case reports from Europe, North and South the United States, Australia and Africa, which jointly emphasize the diversity of representations and practices fascinated about developing replacement nutrition geographies. It addresses ideas and debates, public coverage, and substitute creation.

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The chapter provides a detailed account of a court case which took place in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland, involving a raw milk cheese maker and the Irish Department of Agriculture and Food (DAF). The court case intended to establish whether a batch of cheese was to be considered fit for human consumption. After introducing some of the key issues associated with science and food safety regulation, the chapter summarises the main areas of scientific dispute between the two parties. The case reveals a clear willingness on the part of the DAF to assert the scientific superiority of food safety expertise, even when presented with contrary evidence.

They conclude that institutional support for local foods in the UK has so far tended to focus on supporting ‘locality’ foods, neglecting the possibilities held out by ‘local’ food networks to contribute towards more sustainable food systems. Catherine Walkley’s chapter takes the analysis employed by Maye and Ilbery a stage further, examining support for specialist foods in West Wales from the perspectives of institutions and different actors operating along the food chain. The case study uses Amin and Thrift’s (1994) four components of ‘institutional thickness’ as an analytical tool.

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