Agricultural Education and Studies, English
Journal or Book Title
Teaching Media Quarterly
The Anthropocene calls for greater attention to the various and complicated ways by which humans interact with the environment and compels critical dialogue to identify and implement alternative solutions. With few exceptions, organisms (including human and more-than-human) require food as a biological need for survival. The global agrifood system has broad environmental consequences. For example, “getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States” (Gunders, 2012). Food ranks among the top five energy-consuming industries, including all sectors from farm to table, that together account for 60% of total energy consumption worldwide (US Department of State, 2010). Food uniquely illustrates humans’ impact on natural systems and the environment.
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Hunt, Kathleen P. and Dubisar, Abby, "Diving into Food Justice: Food Waste in the Anthropocene" (2016). English Publications. 95.