Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets

Show simple item record Sage, Colin Quieti, Maria Grazia Fonte, Maria 2021-08-03T10:54:45Z 2021-08-03T10:54:45Z 2021-06-27
dc.identifier.citation Sage, C., Quieti, M. G. and Fonte, M. (2021) 'Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets', International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 27(1), pp. 1-11. Available at: (Accessed: 3 August 2021) en
dc.identifier.volume 27 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 0798-1759
dc.description.abstract This Special Issue seeks to contribute to the debate around less resource-intensive sustainable diets demonstrating just how critical a social science perspective is in problematising and enriching the terms of that debate. There is general consensus that the global dietary transition towards westernized diets with high intakes of meat, refined fats, sugar and salt has unhealthy outcomes for people and the planet. Healthier and more sustainable diets are widely recognised as necessary to mitigate climate change, reduce the pressure on natural resources including aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and lower the global burden of disease. This editorial introduction presents eight articles selected from papers presented at the Conference ‘Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets’ held in October 2019 at The American University of Rome. Representing a diverse range of social science perspectives, the articles demonstrate the complexity in developing a shared understanding of what constitutes healthy and sustainable diets and which are likely to be inherently inter-connected with regenerative agriculture and sustainable food systems. To different degrees the articles also reflect upon policy experiences to date and identify obstacles to the introduction of measures that would facilitate changes in consumption practices. Demonstrating the vital role of critical social analysis in deepening our understanding of the institutional, social, and cultural dimensions of food systems, this Special Issue will fill an important gap in the literature around sustainable diets. en
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dc.publisher Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) en
dc.relation.isbasedon Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets conference, American University of Rome, October 2019
dc.rights © 2021, the Authors. Published by Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40) of the International Sociological Association (ISA). en
dc.subject Sustainable diets en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Social science en
dc.subject Food systems en
dc.subject Consumption practices en
dc.title Sustainable Food Systems <=> Sustainable Diets en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colin Sage, Retired Staff, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation American University of Rome en
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