Pathways to sustainable food futures in a dynamic world

  • Published 28/08/11

From food prices and hunger to GM crops and biosafety, debates about agricultural innovation involve many competing narratives about key science and technology problems and their potential solutions. With each narrative suggesting different pathways to a more sustainable and productive food future, why do certain narratives and pathways come to dominate science policy debates while others remain marginal or even hidden from view? The ESRC STEPS Centre is analysing the causes and consequences of this process in order to identify alternative pathways for agricultural policy that address sustainability and social justice.