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Greening the realm: sustainable food chains and the public plate

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Morgan, Kevin

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Abstract Public procurement is one of the most powerful, yet paradoxical, functions of the state in Britain: powerful, because it deploys a purchasing budget of *150 billion per annum; paradoxical, because its economic significance is inversely related to its political status.Through the prism of the school food service, this article explores the scope for, and the barriers to green procurement - one of the most underrated ways in which governments can help to fashion a more sustainable society. Creating a sustainable school food service is the litmus test of a country's commitment to sustainable development because it involves nothing less than the health and well being of young and vulnerable people.
Classification Special areas of Departmental Policy; Health Policy; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Free Keywords Green procurement; Sustainable development; Healthy school food
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 1237-1250
Journal Regional Studies, 42 (2008) 9
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)