The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections: - Environmental thought: past and present - Valuing the environment - Knowledges and knowing - Political economy of environmental change - Environmental technologies - Redesigning natures - Institutions and policies for influencing the environment Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus. Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Shopping for Green Food in Globalizing Supermarkets: Sustainability at the Consumption Junction

Shopping for Green Food in Globalizing Supermarkets: Sustainability at the Consumption Junction

Shopping for green food in globalizing supermarkets: Sustainability at the consumption junction


As the market for sustainable (or ‘green’) food expanded worldwide in the 1990s, supermarkets took up dominant roles as channels for its commercialization. Alternative natural food and grocery stores and farmers’ markets were forced to assume a secondary role. Countries where most organic products are sold via supermarket chains tend to be the countries where the organic market shares are the highest as well (Willer and Yussefi, 2004). And although the organic food movement in Europe dates back more than fifty years, it is only since the 1990s that organic foods are achieving mainstream status largely through these supermarket sales (Van der ...

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