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Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

David A. Cleveland


We are in the middle of a major, long-term food crisis—how do we get out of it? The goal of Balancing on a Planet is to empower readers to analyze the challenges facing the agrifood system so they can ask better questions, find more useful answers, and participate in discussion and decision making more effectively in order to contribute to solving the food crisis. This book is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system that integrates biophysical, social, economic, cultural, and philosophical components. It explains the fu ... More

Keywords: agrifood systems, agriculture, food crisis, population, sustainability, plant breeding, biotechnology, agroecology, localization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520277410
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520277410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Cleveland, author
University of California, Santa Barbara