> I am interested in locating information, commentaries etc on the nature of
> our current food distribution systems particularly from the
> perspective/focus of supermarkets. In addition I would be grateful if
> anyone has suggestions of literature discussing seasonality issues in
> relation to our food supply - how important/or not people feel this issue
> is, possible effects on general consumer knowledge of the food supply,
> nutient intake etc.
> Any pointers in these areas would be appreciated - thanks! Diane Bourn
> Diane Bourn
> Department of Consumer Sciences
> University of Otago
> PO Box 56
> New Zealand
> Ph 03 479-7552, FAX 03 479-7567
A reference you may find informative is Brewster Kneen's book From
Land to Mouth: Understanding the Food System, published by NC Press.
A very good intro to the (il)logic of the industrial food system.
Another fascinating treatment of the issue can be found in my just
completed thesis on urban agriculture, the most pithy bits I can send you if you're