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dc.contributor.supervisor Kueneman, Rodney (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sasaki, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-05T19:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-05T19:30:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5263
dc.description.abstract The discipline of Sociology has been quiet regarding the production of food by industrial agriculture. However, there are issues that potentially undermine the ability of industrial agriculture to continue to produce food at the same rate. These issues include: global climate change, aquifer depletion, soil erosion and exhaustion, the increase in global production of meat, the ever expanding global population and peak oil. This thesis considers how these issues will affect Manitoba’s agriculture, Manitoba’s ability to adapt to a period of change and its ability to continue to feed its population. Unstructured interviews with expert informants allowed for the collection of data that are not readily available. These data are combined with pre-existing data to assemble an agricultural profile. There are two competing theories within the current dialogue: limits-to-growth and ecological modernization. Ultimately, the food procurement practices will be assessed with reference to the limits-to-growth theory and recommendations will be made. en_US
dc.subject limits-to-growth en_US
dc.subject ecological modernization en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject meat consumption en_US
dc.subject population en_US
dc.subject aquifer depletion en_US
dc.subject soil erosion en_US
dc.subject soil exhaustion en_US
dc.subject environmental en_US
dc.subject sociology en_US
dc.subject peak oil en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject food security en_US
dc.title An evaluation of food security in Manitoba: an issue of sustainable supply en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hudson, Mark (Sociology) Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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