Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #367 (Local Food Systems)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Ripe for Change, Rethinking California’s Food Economy, 2004* International Society for Ecology and Culture. Investigates the impacts of economic globalization on the state’s agriculture and discusses the role of local agriculture in a sustainable future. Suggests policy changes and actions people can take to support the growth of local agriculture. 126 pages. $12. Contact International Society for Ecology and Culture, P.O. Box 9475, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA; phone (510) 548-4915; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.isec.org.uk/.
*Beyond Food: Towards a Multifunctional Agriculture, 2003* Anne Moxnes Jervell and Desmond A. Jolly. Discusses the many functions of agriculture in society and the importance of small-scale farms. 21 pages. Available from the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Institute as a free download at: http://www.nilf.no/Publikasjoner/Notater/En/2003/N200319Hele.pdf. Contact Desmond A. Jolly at UC-Davis Small Farm Center; phone (530) 752-8136; email email@example.com.
*What’s Cooking in Your Food System? A Guide to Community Food Assessment 2002* Kami Pothukuchi, Hugh Joseph, Andy Fisher and Hannah Burton. Case studies of nine Community Food Assessments. Provides information on how to plan and organize an assessment, encourage community participation, and use an assessment as a tool for change in your local community. 123 pages. Available as hard copy for $18.00 + shipping at: http://www.foodsecurity.org/pubs.html; Contact Community Food Security of Coalition, PO Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; phone (310) 822-5410; fax (310) 822-1440; Web site http://www.foodsecurity.org.
*Eating Oil: Food Supply in a Changing Climate, 2001* Sustain and Elm Farm Research Centre. Suggests that one of the most harmful aspects of the contemporary food system is dependence on petroleum. Looks at ways to create a more sustainable food supply. 89 pages. Available as hard copy or as free download at: http://www.sustainweb.org/chain_fm_eat.asp. Contact Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming, 94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF; phone (0171) 837-1228; fax (0171) 837-1141; Web site http://www.sustainweb.org.
*NFACT: Framework for the Future of Agriculture, 2001* NFACT. Provides agricultural profiles for New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, California and Texas. Makes recommendations to the U.S. government in the areas of animal and plant health, conservation, international and domestic marketing, agricultural research, education and risk management. 39 pages. Available as a free download at: http://www.nfact.org/. Contact California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814; phone (916) 654-0433; fax (916) 654-0403; Web site http://www.nfact.org/.
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