Rowman and Littlefield International

Food, Environment, and Climate Change

Justice at the Intersections

Edited by Erinn Gilson, Sarah Kenehan

Publication date:

18 October 2018

Length of book:

342 pages


Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786609236

This volume takes up the pressing issues of justice and responsibility that arise at the intersection of food and agricultural systems, environmental degradation, and global climate change. The diverse contributions examine both the various ways that food and agricultural practices contribute to environmental degradation, especially climate change, and the impact that climate change is having and will have on food and agricultural practices. Central questions include:

  • How can the connections between food and agriculture, environmental issues, and climate change best be understood?
  • What are the ethical and political responsibilities of various parties in relation to this nexus of problems?
  • Whose knowledge, concerns, and voices are, and should be, valued in making global climate policy and agricultural and food policy?
  • What are the limitations of existing policies, practices, and theoretical frameworks for understanding and responding to these complex problems?
This timely and important collection of essays addresses connections between food and agriculture, the environment, and climate change. The essays interrogate the policies and practices that support and sustain the dominant model of food production, offer theoretical analyses of injustices in the global food system, and critique prevailing models of responsibility for change. Food, Environment, and Climate Change is essential reading for anyone interested in food and agriculture.