Sami Food Practices and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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This paper focuses on Sami Indigenous Peoples’ food system as an example to consider for alternative solutions, which do not put stress on the planet ecosystems. Their food system is linked with Sami traditional ecological knowledge and livelihood practices, and all together they inform the Sami’s worldview. Furthermore, I suggest that Sami traditional food system represents a model of ‘sustainable food production and consumption’ to look at in order to foster a higher respect for the food we eat and diminish the current food waste. I call the Sami food system ‘sustainable’ due to their bond to the food production, harvesting and processing and to the high respect of the natural environment and the natural cycle of animals and plants. The Aristotelian philosophical tradition and its virtue ethics help to identify a 'Sami sustainability virtue'. This is understood as a practical wisdom of Sami Indigenous People based on their worldview and traditional ecological knowledge.
Titel på gästpublikationSustainable governance and management of food systems : Ethical perspectives
RedaktörerEija Vinnari, Markus Vinnari
UtgivningsortWageningen, The Netherlands
FörlagWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (tryckt)9789086863419
ISBN (elektroniskt)9789086868926
StatusPublicerad - 2019
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangEURSAFE 2019: Sustainable governance and management of food systems: ethical perspectives. 15th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics - Tampere, Finland
Varaktighet: 18 sep 201921 sep 2019
Konferensnummer: 15


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