Perspective

Hidden linkages between urbanization and food systems

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Science  20 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 943-945
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7439

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Abstract

Global societies are becoming increasingly urban. This shift toward urban living is changing our relationship with food, including how we shop and what we buy, as well as ideas about sanitation and freshness. Achieving food security in an era of rapid urbanization will require considerably more understanding about how urban and food systems are intertwined. Here we discuss some potential understudied linkages that are ripe for further examination.

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