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The COVID-19 crisis: An opportunity to integrate food democracy into post-pandemic food systems

Petetin, Ludivine ORCID: 2020. The COVID-19 crisis: An opportunity to integrate food democracy into post-pandemic food systems. European Journal of Risk Regulation 11 (SI 2) , pp. 326-336. 10.1017/err.2020.40

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The world economy is sliding yet into another recession (having arguably barely recovered from the previous economic downturn) due to the worldwide pressures and tensions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 With most countries in the world under lockdown (or in similar situations), almost all food is now consumed in the household. Arguably, agricultural producers and the retail industry appear to be the best placed to weather the storm in order to respond to such a change in demand. However, this is overly simplistic. Recent news of empty shelves in supermarkets whilst dairy farmers have been forced to pour milk down the drain have gone viral.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1867-299X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 1 April 2020
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 00:39

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