Sustainability of Local Food Production: A Review on Energy and Environmental Perspectives

CRC Press
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Innovation in Healthy and Functional Foods, 2012, 1, pp. 555 - 579
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This chapter in the 'Future Trends' section of the book focuses on understanding issues associated with local food production and its potential from energy and environmental sustainability perspectives. It reviews barriers (such as population growth, urbanisation, bio fuel etc) to sustainable local food production and supply. It explores local food production in human settlements using different case studies. Impacts of local food in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency are discussed. Local food production potential of residential neighbourhoods are analysed and compared at local scales. This chapter finally synthesises the key research trends and future research directions in local food research.
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