Reimagining food: readdressing and respecting values

Lingham, Sophia, Manning, Louise and Maye, Damian ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-6630 (2022) Reimagining food: readdressing and respecting values. Sustainability, 14 (12). Art-7328. doi:10.3390/su14127328

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The values associated with food are framed and constructed by market-based systems that assign attributes to different foods across the marketplace. The aim of the paper is to conceptualize the range of non-financial aspects associated with food in the literature examined and a typology is introduced to position a new set of non-financial food values, the alter-values, which support the creation of a more holistic approach to visualize and reimagine a more sustainable, resilient food system that readdresses and respects such values. The four alter-values of interest are intrinsic values, production related, supply chain related and emotio-cultural values, discussed in the context of changing food environments, and a visualization of the typology is presented to explain them. By focusing especially on intrinsic and emotio-cultural values, an adaptation of the current food environment beyond pecuniary-based emphasis is possible. Such an approach helps to challenge the structure of the conventional food system towards a more citizen-driven sustainable model, altering priorities, with a drive towards embedding values and going beyond perceiving food only in terms of exchange value, to considering food as a vital aspect of life.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food; Alter-values; Non-financial; Value; Typology; Intrinsic; Production-related; Supply chain; Emotio-cultural
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB175 Food crops
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 11:45
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 16:09

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