Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2019 Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption

  • Lisbeth Witthofft NielsenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1179-9_237



The modern use of the concept of sustainable development refers to management of the use of natural resources aimed at balancing availability of natural resources with consumption with a view to promote economic growth and social well-being. Sustainable development has played a central role in international governance of food production and consumption throughout the last 25 years. The concept of sustainable development is implemented in two international governance frameworks: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The scope of this entry is to examine the concept of sustainability and sustainable development and its role in governance and policy of food production and consumption. Section “Sustainable Development as an Ethical Ideal in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore