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Estudios sociales. Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional

versión On-line ISSN 2395-9169

Resumen

SOSA-CABRERA, Edwin  y  MORETT-SANCHEZ, Jorge. Transformations of the agri-food system in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. Estud. soc. Rev. aliment. contemp. desarro. reg. [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.53, e19641. ISSN 2395-9169.  https://doi.org/10.24836/es.v29i53.641.

Objective:

To analyze the current situation of the agri-food system in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM), as well as the modifications in consumption and food supply to which the habitants of that region have been subjected.

Methodology:

This was determined through a sociohistorical journey about the memory of the agri-food system in the ZMVM; also, the application of a survey about the consumption and food supply and contrasted the data with related bibliographic sources.

Results:

There is a relationship between current patterns of consumption and population processes at the region. The food consumption in the ZMVM have a westernized diet with high contents of sugars, carbohydrates and preservatives. The 44% of the survey’s participants destined greater economic resources to satisfy the consumption of processed foods, mainly dairy products, sausages, bread and flours.

Limitations:

This study may be affected by the size of the sample and the representativeness of the instrument motivated by its virtual nature.

Conclusions:

The reality of the agri-food system in the ZMVM is, mainly dominated by the industry and transnational food distribution companies; as well as a disarticulation of the local agricultural production and the consequent dependence of other productive zones, beyond the Mexican economic policies of the second half of the XX century and sharpened in the validity of the NAFTA.

Palabras llave : contemporary food; food security; globalization; agri-food system; Mexico.

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