Opportunities and the Policy Challenges to the Circular Agri-Food System

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Abstract

The circular economy is not a new concept in economics. Francois Quesnay and the Physiocrats of eighteenth-century France introduced the concept into economics. From a bio-chemical perspective, the law of conservation of mass needs to be considered implying mass can neither be created nor destroyed but allocated differently over time and space in a closed system similar to planet earth. Recently the concept of the circular economy received high policy attention. In the agri-food system the debates are related to issues such as reducing food waste and emissions in food production including greenhouse gases, recycling of food packaging materials and plastic in particular, and cascading use of food products including the use of fertilizing products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies
EditorsL. Dries, W. Heijman, R. Jongeneel, K. Purnhagen, J. Wesseler
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave
Chapter16
Pages293-318
VolumeII
ISBN (Electronic)9783030286422
ISBN (Print)9783030286415
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies
ISSN (Print)2524-5848
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5856

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    Cingiz, K., & Wesseler, J. (2019). Opportunities and the Policy Challenges to the Circular Agri-Food System. In L. Dries, W. Heijman, R. Jongeneel, K. Purnhagen, & J. Wesseler (Eds.), EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies (Vol. II, pp. 293-318). (Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies). Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28642-2_16