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Final Word: Australia’s Food Security Challenges


Farmar-Bowers, Q and Higgins, V and Millar, J, Final Word: Australia's Food Security Challenges, Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future, Springer, Q Farmar-Bowers, V Higgins and J Millar (ed), Boston, MA, pp. 443-448. ISBN 978-1-4614-4483-1 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8_30


The interconnectedness of food systems and societies around the world is increasing with globalization. This includes the trade of goods and the spread of ideas. There are many advantages in globalization, such as agricultural commodity trade through comparative advantage, increasing efficiency, the provision of aid during regional famines, conflicts, or natural disasters, and the sharing of information and technologies. However, the increasing codependence between countries through globalization can lead to lower diversity of crop and livestock genetics, heavy use of fossil fuels in transport, the development of large international organizations with substantial market power and the consequent reduction in the local control of food sources (food sovereignty) as well as the loss of diversity in culture and traditions about food.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:food security, Australia, food insecurity, food system, food sovereignty, improve food security
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:138146
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-04-08

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