The starting point of this article is to consider the environment as an opportunity for the food system to provide its contribution to achieving the sustainability of well-being. Today, in fact, the environment represents a limit for the pursuit of sustainability because of the constant threats to its functions but overall it represents an issue to solve, not simply for the maintenance over time and over space of its functions, but for the improvement of general individual and collective well-being. Looking at the determinants of the sustainability of well-being, in particular, this article, aims to underline the importance to ensure replicability of the stocks of natural, human, social and economic capital through appropriate decisions and actions that see all the stakeholders of the society participating to the construction of sustainability. More precisely, greening strategies allow solving environmental issues transforming it in a lever for the pursuit of the sustainability of well-being. From this point of view, the food system and its stakeholders have to reread their strategies in the light of new responsibilities, intercepting the interrelations with growth, the socio-economic and demographic trends and a new paradigm of wellbeing. With this in mind, the article suggests a new approach to be considered to make the food system a vector for the edification of well-being sustainability through the implementation of a greening strategy.

Sustainability of well-being, food systems and environmental issues

MISSO, ROSA;CESARETTI, Gian Paolo;
2013

Abstract

The starting point of this article is to consider the environment as an opportunity for the food system to provide its contribution to achieving the sustainability of well-being. Today, in fact, the environment represents a limit for the pursuit of sustainability because of the constant threats to its functions but overall it represents an issue to solve, not simply for the maintenance over time and over space of its functions, but for the improvement of general individual and collective well-being. Looking at the determinants of the sustainability of well-being, in particular, this article, aims to underline the importance to ensure replicability of the stocks of natural, human, social and economic capital through appropriate decisions and actions that see all the stakeholders of the society participating to the construction of sustainability. More precisely, greening strategies allow solving environmental issues transforming it in a lever for the pursuit of the sustainability of well-being. From this point of view, the food system and its stakeholders have to reread their strategies in the light of new responsibilities, intercepting the interrelations with growth, the socio-economic and demographic trends and a new paradigm of wellbeing. With this in mind, the article suggests a new approach to be considered to make the food system a vector for the edification of well-being sustainability through the implementation of a greening strategy.
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