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Give Peas a Chance

As regards UK based research, one example of a systems approach to the food chain is "Give Peas a Chance: Transformations in Food Consumption and Production Systems" by Ken Green and Chris Foster. This paper looks at the environmental and social sustainability of different strategies for food systems by analysing the whole chain of production, processing, distribution and consumption activities of the production of frozen peas, a vegetable that is 'symbolic' of modern food systems and the UK diet. It explores such issues as:
    As regards UK based research, one example of a systems approach to the food chain is "Give Peas a Chance: Transformations in Food Consumption and Production Systems" by Ken Green and Chris Foster. This paper looks at the environmental and social sustainability of different strategies for food systems by analysing the whole chain of production, processing, distribution and consumption activities of the production of frozen peas, a vegetable that is 'symbolic' of modern food systems and the UK diet. It explores such issues as:
    • Which technologies are seen as critical for determining sustainability in the pea production chains, and which actors are promoting technological change?
    • What are the implications for technological innovation of different pea production and consumption strategies?
    • To what extent do the different strategies ensure variety from which future technological innovations will emerge?

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