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Peleg Kremer, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, spoke on "Defining Local Food Systems: A Case Study in Philadelphia."
In the heated debate over the meaning of sustainability in a globalized world, a growing body of scholars and practitioners argue for localization and regionalization as appropriate strategies to achieve sustainability. As rapidly globalizing food system raises questions of environmental degradation, food security, health and nutrition, the local food movement has been arguing for localization and regionalization of food system as a strategy to counteract the risks and ills of a globalized food system, and to promote sustainability.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.