Three Perspectives on Sustainable Food Security

02 August 2013

Journal of Cleaner Production

Three perspectives on sustainable food security: efficiency, demand restraint, food system transformation. What role for LCA? Author: Tara Garnett Journal of Cleaner Production (2013) Available online 2 August 2013, ISSN 0959-6526

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Achieving food system sustainability is a global priority but there are different views on how it might be achieved. Broadly three perspectives are emerging, defined here as: efficiency oriented, demand restraint and food system transformation. These reflect different conceptualisations on what is practically achievable, and what is desirable, underpinned by different values and ideologies about the role of technology, our relationship with nature and fundamentally what is meant by a ‘good life.