Back to the Roots – when Hip Meets Sustainable

A case study of the Kartoffelkombinat in Munich

Authored by: Thomas Berron

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415702553
eBook ISBN: 9780203795699
Adobe ISBN: 9781134457335


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Germany has one of the most competitive grocery markets in the western hemisphere, because food is very low-priced. How can a CSA-oriented project like the Kartoffelkombinat be en vogue while other consumers cover their nutritional needs in the cheapest possible way? Which aspects need to be taken into consideration, when it comes to setting up a local food supply structure? Is this an idea limited to Munich or could it be replicated anywhere a community desires an unconventional diet and unconventional grocery shopping?

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