The politics of plants

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dc.contributor.author Frow, Emma
dc.contributor.author Ingram, David
dc.contributor.author Powell, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Steer, Deryck
dc.contributor.author Vogel, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Yearley, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T15:13:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T15:13:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-27
dc.identifier.citation Frow , E , Ingram , D , Powell , W , Steer , D , Vogel , J & Yearley , S 2009 , ' The politics of plants ' Food Security , vol 1 , no. 1 , pp. 17-23 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1876-4517
dc.identifier.other PURE: 149071
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4419
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4419
dc.description Frow, E., Ingram, D., Powell, W., Steer, D., Vogel, J., Yearley, S. (2009). The politics of plants. Food Security,. Springer Verglag, 1, (1), 17-23. Sponsorship: ESRC RONO: 00 en
dc.description.abstract Food security is not a new concern, but has taken on new dimensions in recent years. Here we position food security in a broader context relating to the use and management of global biomass resources, and specifically the push to develop a ‘bio-based economy’. We note a growing focus on plants as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems including food security, energy security, climate change and global environmental health. However, we also note that plants are a renewable but finite resource, and propose that renewed enthusiasm for plants is resulting in an increasingly complicated ‘politics of plants,’ as competition for limited land and biomass resources intensifies—the clash between food security and energy security over biofuels being an obvious example. Plants are a common thread across many policy domains including agriculture, energy, environment, health, and industry, and as such we suggest that they might provide a focal point for joined-up thinking and governance. We identify this broader picture as an important backdrop for discussions regarding food security, and from our proposed framework develop a number of recommendations for further investigation. en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Food Security en
dc.subject Bioeconomy en
dc.subject Biofuels en
dc.subject Biotechnology en
dc.subject Food security en
dc.subject Plant science en
dc.subject Research policy en
dc.title The politics of plants en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12571-008-0007-6
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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