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Food And Agricultural Systems For The Future: Science, Emancipation And Human Flourishing, Hugh Lacey Jan 2015

Food And Agricultural Systems For The Future: Science, Emancipation And Human Flourishing, Hugh Lacey

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It has been proposed that the policies and practices of food sovereignty, unlike those of today's hegemonic food/agricultural system, provide the means for satisfying and safeguarding the right to food security for everyone everywhere. My principal objective in this article, which gains its significance in the light of an explanatory critique of the current system, is to explore how scientific research — using what kinds of methodologies, and building on experiences of what and of whom? — can constructively inform these practices and policies, and contribute towards appraising this proposal.