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R. and M. E. Rosemeyer. 2010. The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices. Advances in Agroecology Series. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL. The framework for the conversion of food systems to sustainability. , M. DuPuis, and M. K. Goodman. 2011. Alternative Food Networks: Knowledge, Place and Politics. K. A critical review of the growth of alternative food networks and their struggle to defend their ethical and aesthetic values against the standardizing pressures of the corporate mainstream with its “placeless and nameless” global supply networks.
Dore, C. Francis, D. Vallod, and C. David. 2009. Agroecology as a science, a movement and a practice: A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 29: 503–515. Defines the three areas of focus for agroecology, with historical background on the development and application of each area. 2 Agroecology and the Agroecosystem Concept The entire field of agroecology derives from one central concept—that of the agroecosystem. An agroecosystem is a site or integrated region of agricultural production—a farm, for example—understood as an ecosystem.
Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture, 3rd edn. Westview Press: Boulder, CO. An important pioneering work on the need for sustainability and a review of the kinds of agroecosystems that will help lead us toward it. 19 Berry, W. 2009. Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food. Counterpoint Press: Berkeley, CA. An eloquent collection of essays by a master farmer and writer that clearly outlines the ethics and culture of human connections to the land and agriculture. Bohlen, P. J.