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Sustainable nutrient and energy economy in mitigation of eutrophication and climate change and for food security. Nutrient economy and resilience of agrifood systems. Sustainability transition in nutrient and energy economy.
The aim of the paper is to identify, through an evolutionary analysis, the processes of increasing returns that have become path-inefficient and have reinforced the lock-in in the food system. These findings indicate that more attention should be paid at the public policies that are currently too narrow in their scope and do not effectively bridge the entire system, from food production to consumption. Public intervention is critical for the unlocking, but individuals in the various parts of the food system are those who create new paths.