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Food in the city: urban food geographies and 'local' food sourcing in Melbourne and San Diego County

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Food in the city : urban food geographies and 'local' food sourcing in Melbourne and San Diego County. / McGirr, Heather; Batterbury, Simon.

In: Geographical Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, 02.2016, p. 3–18.

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McGirr, Heather ; Batterbury, Simon. / Food in the city : urban food geographies and 'local' food sourcing in Melbourne and San Diego County. In: Geographical Research. 2016 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 3–18.

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