By Dr Robert Biel

Faced with an international danger to nutrition protection, it truly is completely attainable that society will reply, now not through a dystopian disintegration, yet really by way of reasserting co-operative traditions.

This booklet, by way of a number one specialist in city agriculture, bargains a real option to today’s worldwide foodstuff drawback. via contributing extra to feeding themselves, towns can enable respiring area for the agricultural area to transform to extra natural sustainable approaches.

Biel’s method connects with present debates approximately agroecology and foodstuff sovereignty, asks key questions, and proposes traces of destiny examine. He means that today’s meals lack of confidence – manifested in a regime of wildly fluctuating costs – displays not only transitority stresses within the latest mode of construction, yet extra profoundly the strategy of producing a brand new one. He argues that the answer can't be carried out at a purely technical or political point: the strength of swap can in basic terms be pushed through the type of social hobbies that are now bold to problem the present unsustainable order.

Drawing on either his educational examine and educating, and 15 years’ event as a training city farmer, Biel brings a distinct interdisciplinary method of this key international factor, making a discussion among the actual and social sciences

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