Food Systems

Jane Dixon

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    The term food systems refers to the complex of institutions, actors, and actions that take place across the spheres of food policy regulation, production, distribution, marketing and exchange, consumption, and, more recently, the postconsumption activities of waste disposal and recycling. Within each of the spheres there are multiple activitiesfor example, production involves plant seed and animal genetic development; fertilizer, pesticide, and veterinary medicine manufacture; on-farm growing and harvesting activities; commodity sale negotiations with wholesalers or retailers; and environmental management to ensure consistent production capacity
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOxford Bibliographies Online
    EditorsLuanna H Meyer
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780199799701
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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