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Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, and Steven Gorelick
Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness
ISBN: 978-1-56549-147-2
ISBN: 978-1-56549-146-5
2002/150 pages/LC: 2002005518
A Kumarian Press Book
"Want to know what’s wrong with globalization? Read this book. Want to know what you can do? Read this book."—David Suzuki, University of British Columbia

"Ideal for filling in gaps in your education, bolstering arguments, and persuading the unconvinced."—Acres USA

"This is a well written, timely book which will help food producers, marketers and consumers, as well  as food economists."—Educational Book Review

"An accessible and comprehensive introduction to the thinking behind the burgeoning 'local food' movement."—Educate!


If the many social, environmental, and economic crises facing the planet are to be reversed, argue the authors of Bringing the Food Economy Home, local food economies must be rebuilt. Their thought-provoking analysis demonstrates how bringing food production to a local level revitalizes rural economies in both the developing and the industrialized worlds at the same time that it benefits consumers and the environment.


Helena Norberg-Hodge is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Steven Gorelick is US program director at ISEC and also teaches economics and the environment at Sterling College.


  • From Local to Global.
  • The Ecology of Food Marketing.
  • The Ecology of Food Production.
  • Food and Health.
  • Food and the Economy.
  • Food and Community.
  • Food Security.
  • Shifting Direction.
  • From Global to Local.
  • Resource Guide.
No paperback rights in Canada.