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Michelle Young & Jane Dixon

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 58: A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations

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A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations
A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations
Michelle YoungJane Dixon
Introduction

The material for this chapter is drawn from a wider project that focuses on why kangaroo has not received greater recognition in Australia's culinary culture for the environmental benefits it offers to rangeland grazing enterprises and the health benefits it offers the citizens of a nation with a high rate of obesity. The research is in part an exploration of what Friedmann has described as ‘a paradox of human species life':

On one side, humans get food by altering the concentrations and locations of plants and animals. They necessarily alter webs of living cycles and material cycles of air, water ...

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