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COVID and climate change put focus on food sovereignty | Stock Journal



The attention being placed on food supply chains in the wake of COVID-19, which even in farm-abundant countries like Australia were found wanting, is paving the way for change.

Combined with the climate crisis, it will be a powerful force towards building supply chains that deliver healthy, locally-grown food that returns a fair price to farmers without pillaging the environment.

This is the belief of Associate Professor Alana Mann, from the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, a political economist in food studies.

Her new book, Food in a Changing Climate, delves into the concept of food sovereignty – democratising food production and paving the way for local communities to regain control over local food systems.


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