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Land to Mouth - Exploring the links between sustainable land use and the food we eat

Relu Briefing Paper No. 8 providing a summary of issues explored and the implications drawn from a suite of Relu food chain research projects.

Year of Publication2008

Food is fundamental to our existence and plays many important roles in our lives, both physically and culturally. We take it as a given that there is such a thing as a healthy diet. Can the way we use land to produce food promote such a diet and make us healthier? And what about the rural land on which food is produced, and which we generally value as a national asset? Can we as consumers, alongside food producers, promote the health of the rural environment? These are issues that the Relu food chain research addresses in this briefing, drawing out some implications from across its suite of projects.

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land usefood security
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Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development

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