Reimagining food: readdressing and respecting values

Lingham, Sophia, Manning, Louise and Maye, Damian (2022) Reimagining food: readdressing and respecting values. Sustainability, 14 (12). p. 7328. ISSN 2071-1050

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14127328

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Abstract

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 as-pects 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 ex-plain 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.

Keywords:food, alter-values, non-financial, value, typology, intrinsic, product-related, supply chain, emotio-cultural
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D600 Food and Beverage studies
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D690 Food studies not elsewhere classified
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D610 Food Science
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
ID Code:49939
Deposited On:28 Jun 2022 15:23

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