Local food production is the future

London, 24th November – Restoring local food production around the world would be a major advance to curbing climate change, according to the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). It would also generate significant savings in fossil fuel use. “Local food production promotes a virtuous circle,” co-author Michel Pimbert explains to ARC 2020.

The current energy-hungry industrial model of food production lacks the potential resilience of a tightly-integrated localised food economy. When 95% of Europe’s food production depends on fossil fuels, the IIED researchers argue, anything that can shorten the food supply chain has to be a positive step in the right direction for the climate.

Virtuous Circles: Values, systems and sustainability is available for download on the ARC website here

Londres, le 24 novembre 2011

Publication anglaise donne raison aux terriens

La relocalisation de la production alimentaire aurait le double effet de freiner le rechauffement du planète et de nourrir le monde, selon l’organisation International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). “Le modèle d’une production alimentaire locale favorise un cercle virtueux,” confirme Michel Pimbert, un des co-auteurs d’un rapport sorti aujourd’hui.

Vous pouvez télécharger Virtuous Circles: Values, systems and sustainability (en Anglais)

 

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