Food, Social Policy and the Environment: Towards a New Model

T. Lang, David Barling, M. Caraher

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Food policy is high on the public policy agenda, but still suffers from a lack of overview and integration. The paper reviews examples of policy limitations where tighter and more explicit links could usefully be made between environmental, social and public health considerations. The paper proposes a new ecological health approach to public policy. This offers marked advantages over the present “productionist” approach to food policy. With this old policy regime in crisis, the paper reviews current moves towards adoption of the ecological health model in Britain, Europe and globally
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-558
JournalSocial Policy and Administration
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


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