Conventional versus organic? Local production or global food sourcing? For one reason or another, those involved in growing and raising our food are often at odds with one another.
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A new book, Depolarizing Food and Agriculture: An Economic Approach, takes a look at the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of the different and often opposing stances taken by groups involved in the food business.
“Many issues in food and agriculture have become disputes – some of them serious conflicts, with no end in sight,” said Andrew Barkley, a professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University and one of the book’s authors. “The economic approach offers a greater understanding of why these disagreements came about, and how they can be resolved. We wrote this book to share the economic approach, which provides greater appreciation for both sides of these important issues.”