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Journal Article (Refereed)
January 2009

Routledge, P. (2009). Towards healthy local food : issues in achieving Just Sustainability Towards healthy local food : issues in achieving Just Sustainability

Sherriff, G 2009, 'Routledge, P. (2009). Towards healthy local food : issues in achieving Just Sustainability Towards healthy local food : issues in achieving Just Sustainability', Local Environment, 14(1).

Abstract

The Bentley Bulk local food initiative was piloted in Manchester in 2003 with the aim of creating a “Healthy Local Food System”. It combined education in food, training in horticulture and work on a local market garden with a food buying co-operative and placed these within the context of a local currency. It is argued that, by operating at the nexus of sustainability and justice, the project can be seen as an example of Just Sustainability in the UK. Just Sustainability provides a framework for a discussion of the issues in taking the project from theory into practice. In particular, the paper looks at the challenge of reaching out to the “non-usual suspects”, making organic food more socially inclusive, linking community projects with larger-scale environmental issues, and the ethics of volunteering.
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Publication Details

Journal Name
Local Environment

Volume
14(1)