Renewable Matter # 22 / July-August

The Food System in the Circular Economy

by Franco Fassio, Nadia Tecco

Focus circular food

 

Ecodesign and upcycling are the key words with which to breakdown the circular economy in the food system. 150 case studies from around the world tell the story of experiences in circularity.

 

Why talk about food and the circular economy?

Linear management, that has characterised the food production and consumer systems over the last century, has been the root cause of environmental and social degradation. It has contributed to the depletion of natural and cultural assets, generated pollution from the field to the stomach and often producing poor food, both...

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