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Patrick McEvoy

Cristina Grasseni, Heather Paxson, and Anna Tsing take us on three explorations of food systems in various parts of the world. Each examines practices responding to the unevenly distributed and increasingly precarious global food distribution system

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

professionals in the food system. Hence, these problems cannot be solved solely technically by improved waste management or recycling technologies, as potential transformations must be linked to wider practices of food supply. From such a perspective, the use of

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From behind stall doors

Farming the Eastern German countryside in the animal welfare era

Amy Leigh Field

between those who produce food and those who consume it under these conditions of general alienation from the means of food production that characterize contemporary food systems—aside, of course, from brief views from inside them conveyed through print

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Water scarcity and sustainability in the arid area of North America

Insights gained from a cross-border perspective

Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia and John W. Day

profitable. The potential for food system failure will likely be greatest in regions where intensive resource use is absolutely necessary to maintain productivity (e.g., arid regions reliant on irrigated water, or regions with poor soils reliant on relatively

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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

bats and other species deal with climate change in a botanical garden; to build local community in a suburbia through the creation of a community assets inventory and gardens; to change the food system through gleaning and guerrilla gardening; and so on

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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

, Ceinture Aliment-Terre Liégeoise, which is working to transform its regional food system, and the usage of the bicycle has been remarkable in this process. Besides the possible influence of this Belgium movement, this specific initiative is organized as a

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Cultivating Civic Ecology

A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal

Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

; Rosol 2012 ). We agree that one must cultivate a critical awareness of power relationships in urban gardens. At the same time, urban gardeners’ struggle for access to land can lead to community-based interventions in the food system and the urban fabric

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Ariela Zycherman

use change in the Amazon. Small and medium size farmers have also contributed to the deforestation as pioneer settlers who employ fast forest removal to support their own agricultural contributions to the national food system including beef and soy

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Extractive Conservation

Peasant Agroecological Systems as New Frontiers of Exploitation?

Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert and Peter Clausing

social movements that make the interconnections between food systems, poverty, labor and migration patterns, resource depredation, armed conflicts, and climate change visible could challenge the legitimacy and hegemony of the corporate food regime ( Holt

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Theorizing Mobility Transitions

An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Cristina Temenos, Anna Nikolaeva, Tim Schwanen, Tim Cresswell, Frans Sengers, Matt Watson, and Mimi Sheller

important than encouraging consumers to turn the lights off, and this would have an impact on transportation and food systems as well as wider business practices. If we want to transform or replace high-carbon social practices, then we need to unmake the