In This Issue: Local Responses to Global Problems
This issue features a unique collection of papers presented at the University of Vermont's 2014 Food Systems Summit, the theme of which was "local-level responses to globalization in the food system." UVM has held its Food Systems Summits since 2012, drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders throughout the country to engage in dialogue on critical food systems issues. JAFSCD was a cosponsor of the Summit last year, and managing editor Amy Christian and I enjoyed attending presentations, meeting with authors and offering some of them suggestions. Jane Kolodinsky, professor and chair of the Community Development and Applied Economics department, and Alison Nihart, assistant for the UVM Food Systems Initiative, managed the front end of the UVM Food Systems Summit papers—working with authors in presubmission preparation, editing commentaries, and helping keep folks on track. The commentaries of keynote speakers and accepted papers are summarized in Jane's thoughtful editorial. We are pleased with the hard work authors put into their papers, and the quality shows. We look forward to sponsoring the summit this year and publishing more presenters' papers in the future....
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