Transition towards Circular Economy in the Food System

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Jurgilevich , A , Birge , T , Kentala-Lehtonen , J , Korhonen-Kurki , K , Pietikäinen , J , Saikku , L & Schösler , H 2016 , ' Transition towards Circular Economy in the Food System ' , Sustainability , vol. 8 , no. 1 , 69 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su8010069

Title: Transition towards Circular Economy in the Food System
Author: Jurgilevich, Alexandra; Birge, Traci; Kentala-Lehtonen, Johanna; Korhonen-Kurki, Kaisa; Pietikäinen, Janna; Saikku, Laura; Schösler, Hanna
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Environmental Sciences
University of Helsinki, Department of Agricultural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Environmental Sciences
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Date: 2016-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/182596
Abstract: Growing population and increased demand for food, inefficient resource use and food distribution, environmental impacts, and high rates of food wasted at all stages of the food system are all calling for transition towards more sustainable practices. In this article we apply the concept of circular economy to the case of a sustainable food system. Furthermore, we explore the transition towards a circular food system through the lens of socio-technical transition theory towards sustainability. We discuss challenges and potential solutions for the production stage (focusing on nutrient flow), the consumption stage (focusing on meat consumption), and food waste and surplus management and prevention.
Subject: circular economy
sustainability
food system
socio-technical transition
PHOSPHORUS SECURITY
MEAT
NETHERLANDS
PERSPECTIVE
MANAGEMENT
FRAMEWORK
PATHWAYS
WESTERN
EUROPE
1172 Environmental sciences
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