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Title: Local food security initiatives: systemic limitations in Vancouver, Canada
Authors: Wong, AlfredHallsworth, Alan
???metadata.dc.subject.ddc???: 630 - Landwirtschaft, Veterinärmedizin (Agriculture)
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2016
Publisher: Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Kassel, Germany and Federation of German Scientists (VDW)
Citation: In: Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society. Witzenhausen : University of Kassel, Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture. - Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016), S. 7 - 28
Abstract: This paper approaches the topic of urban/community gardening not through the lens of urban theory per se but in light of basic farming realities such as growing season and land availability. Food security comprises availability and affordability. In the context of North American and Western European societies, only food affordability normally merits public discourse. In practice, governments have little or no means to change food affordability, in view of prevailing capitalistic free-market structures. In the current wave of popular exuberance, civic politicians and others have promoted the belief that community gardening could be the pathway to produce affordable food. The formidable obstacles to this pursuit include the availability of (low-cost) land within the highly-densified city limit, insufficient ambient temperature and water supply during the growing season and the contemporary structure of society. Overcoming these fundamental hurdles carries significant negative environmental and economic consequences.
URI: urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2015102649203
ISSN: 2197-411X
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