University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Geography SPRING 2013
GGR 489H5S: Special Topics in Human Geography
The (Re)Localization of Food Production: Debates and Controversies
Instructor: Pierre Desrochers
Lectures: Tuesday, 2-4PM
Phone: (905) 828-5206
Office: Davis Building, room 3273
Lecture room: IB 370 UTM
Suggested Readings' DIRECT LINKS
Gilbert, C. L. and C. W. Morgan. 2010. "Food
Price Volatility." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
Society B: Biological Sciences 365 (1554): 3023-3034.
Week 2 : The Call of the
Local I: Popular Debates
Week 3 : Urban Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- 2010. Fighting Poverty and Hunger: What Role for Urban Agriculture?
Policy Briefs, August.
- 2005. "Farming
in Urban Areas can Boost Food Security." FAO Newsroom, June 3.
- 2002. "Feeding
- 1999. "Issues in Urban Agriculture" FAO Spotlight.
van Veenhuizen, Renι. 2006.
Cities Farming for the Future - Urban Agriculture for Green and
Productive Cities. RUAF Foundation, IDRC-IIRR.
Hoffer, Melissa. 2011. "Agriculture
in cities is already common." The Boston Globe, June 22.
Smith, Jac. 2001. Urban
Agriculture: Food, Jobs, and Sustainable Cities - 2001 Edition
(unpublished revised edition of 1996 UNDP publication).
Zuckerman, Jocelyn C. 2011. "The
Constant Gardeners." OnEarth Magazine (November 28).
Week 4 : From Subsistence
to Exchange I
Week 5 : From Subsistence
to Exchange II
Week 6 : The Call of the
Local II: Historical Perspective
New England Transcendentalists
Cooke, George Willis. 1897. "Brook
Farm." The New England Magazine 23 (4): 391-408.
Preucel, Robert W. and Steven R. Pendery 2006. "Envisioning
Utopia: Transcendentalist and Fourierist Landscapes at Brook Farm, West
Roxbury, Massachusetts." Historical Archaeology 40 (1):25-38.
Alcott, Louisa Mae. 1873. "Transcendental
Wild Oats. A Chapter from an Unwritten Romance." The Independent.
Francis, Richard. 2010.
Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia. Yale
Sandborn, F. B. 1908.
Alcott at Alcott house, England, and Fruitlands, New England
(1842-1844). The Torch Press.
Pennsylvania and Other Early 20th Century Local Food Studies
Ross, A. B. "The Point
of Origin Plan for Marketing.1917." Annals of the American
Academy of Political and Social Science 74 (November) The World's
Food, pp. 206-210.
Dunlap, R. Bruce, M. V. Carroll and Burke Horace Critchfield. 1924.
Adjusting Production to Meet Home Market Demands in Blair County,
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
McKee, John M. 1925. "The
Relation of Local Farm Output to the Local Product." Annals of
the American Academy of Political and Social Science 117 (January),
Jefferson, Lorian P. 1926. "The
Balance of Trade in Farm Products." Journal of Farm Economics
8 (4): 451-461.
Taylor, Henry C. and Ann Dewees Taylor. 1952. The Story of
Agricultural Economics in the United States, 1840-1932. Iowa State
Social Reformers and Government Initiatives
Greene, Maria Louise. 1910.
School Gardens. Charities Publication Committee.
Mills, Herbert V. 1889.
the State, or Work for the Unemployed (New Edition). Kegan,
Paul, Trench & Co., Chapter 7: Co-Operative Estates: The Remedy, pp.
Moore, Harold Edward. 1893.
Back to the Land.
Hall, Bolton, 1908.
land and a living, Arcadia Press.
Hoover, Herbert C. 1920. "Some
Notes on Agricultural Readjustment and the High Cost of Living."
Saturday Evening Post 192 (April 10): pp. 3-4, 45, 46, 49, 50.
Miller, Louise Klein. 1904.
Children's Gardens for School and Home: A Manual of Cooperative
Moore, Sarah. 2006. "Forgotten
Roots of the Green City: Subsistence Gardening in Columbus, Ohio,
1900-1940." Urban Geography 27 (2): 174-192.
Lawson, Laura J. 2005.
Bountiful. A Century of Community Gardening in America.
University of California Press.
O'Connor, Kaori. 2009. "The
King's Christmas Pudding: Globalization, Recipes, and the Commodities of
Empire." Journal of Global History, 4 (1): 127-155 (Summary).
Maloney, C. J.. 2011.
Back to the Land: Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic
Brown, Dona. 2011.
Back to the Land. The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in America.
University of Wisconsin Press.
Lathrop Pack, Charles. 1919.
The War Garden
Victorious. Its Wartime Need and its Value in Peace. J.P.
Twigs Way and Mike Brown. 2010.
Digging for Victory:
Gardens and Gardening in Wartime Britain. Sabrestorm Publishing.
Week 8 : The Call of the
Local III: Locavorism
Week 9 : The Call of the
Local IV: Methods
American Planning Association. 2013.
Planning for Food
Access: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and
King, Robert P., Michael S. Hand, Gigi DiGiacomo, Kate Clancy, Miguel I.
Gomez, Sherman D. Hardesty, Larry Lev, and Edward W McLaughlin. 2010.
Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream
Food Supply. USDA Economic Research Report ERR-99 (June).
McIntyre, Lynn and Kristen Rondeau. 2011. "Individual
consumer food localism: A review anchored in Canadian farmwomen's
reflections." Journal of Rural Studies 27 (2): 116-124.
Week 10 : The Call of the
Local V: Ontario
Week 11 : Locavorism and
O'Grada, Cormac. 2009.
Famine, A Short
History. Princeton University Press.
"Mort, Thomas Sutcliffe (1816-1878)" in David Blair. 1881.
Australasia. Fergusson and Moore, Printers and Publishers, pp.
245-247, p. 247.
Trentmann, Frank and Flemming Just. 2006.
and Conflict in Europe in the Age of the Two World Wars.
Collingham, Lizzie. 2012.
The Taste of War. World War II and the Battle for Food. Penguin
- 2012. The State of
Food Insecurity in the World 2012
2009. How to Feed the World in 2050
Trade Reforms and Food Security
Caldwell, Wayne, Anneliza Collett, Therese Ludlow, Ian Sinclair and
Jenny Whitehead. 2011.
Planning and Food Security within the Commonwealth. Commonwealth
Association of Planners.
Cowen, Tyler. 2008. "Freer
Trade Could Fill the World's Rice Bowl." The New York Times
Johnson, Robbin. 2009.
Food Security: The Role of Agricultural Trade. International Food
and Agricultural Policy Council.
Zezza, Alberto and Luca Tasciotti. 2010. "Urban
Agriculture, Poverty, and Food Security: Empirical Evidence from a
Sample of Developing Countries." Food Policy 35 (4): 265-273.
Naylor, Rosamond L. and Walter P. Falcon. 2010. "Food
Security in an Era of Economic Volatility." Population and
Development Review 36 (4): 693-723.
Wedding, Kristin and Charlotte Hebebrand. 2010.
The Role of Markets and Trade in Food Security. CSIS
Ziervogel, Gina and Polly J. Ericksen. 2010. "Adapting
to Climate Change to Sustain Food Security." Wiley
Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1 (4): 525-540.
Week 12 : The Case against
Desrochers, Pierre and Hiroko Shimizu. 2012.
The Locavore's Dilemma. In Praise of the
10,000 Mile Diet. PublicAffairs.
Kemp, Katherine, Andrea Insch, David K. Holdswort and John G. Knight.
Miles: Do UK Consumers Actually Care?" Food Policy 35 (6):
Raj Chi, Kelly, James MacGregor and Richard King. 2009.
Fair Miles: Recharting the
Food Miles Map. IIED.
Coley, David, Mark Howard and Michael Winter. 2009. "Local
Food, Food Miles and Carbon Emissions: A Comparison of Farm Shop and
Mass Distribution Approaches." Food Policy 34 (2): 150-155.
Weber, Christopher L. and H. Scott Matthews. 2008. "Food-Miles
and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United States."
Environmental Science & Technology 42 (10): 3508-13.
Carbon Footprints, Life Cycle Analysis, Food Miles - Global Trade Trends
and Market Issues, SIDE.
Saunders, Caroline and Peter Hayes. 2007.
Air Freight Transport of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables. Lincoln
University AERU, Research Report 299.
Saunder, Caroline, Andrew Barber and Greg Taylor. 2006.
Food Miles - Comparative Energy / Emissions Performance of New Zealand's
Agriculture Industry. Lincoln University AERU, Research Report
Garnett, Tara. 2006.
Fruit and Vegetables & UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Exploring the
Relationship. Food Climate Research Network.
Smith, Alison, Paul Watkiss, Geoff Tweddle, Alan McKinnon, Mike Browne,
Alistair Hunt, Colin Treleven, Chris Nash and Sam Cross. 2005.
Validity of Food Miles as an Indicator of Sustainable Development,
ED50254 Issue 7.
Week 13 : The Case against