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Going beyond local food

Author: Albane Gaspard
Publisher:Urban Food Futures

In many cities around the world, the local food movement has been instrumental in putting food on the agenda. However, is local better than global? A European research project called GLAMUR explored further the question. “What was at the beginning a simple question turned out to be not so simple”, explains Gianluca Brunori, from the University of Pisa (Italy), who coordinated the project.The conclusion of the project is that, well, nothing is clear-cut. And cities should rather focus on bringing anyone – local and global food chains actors – on the path to sustainability.

Organization: Civil Society Organization
Region: Europe
Areas of focus: Food supply and distribution
Tags: Awarness raising, Food system analysis