PSYC 123 - Lecture 10 - Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on the Environment and Energy Use

Lecture 10 - Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on the Environment and Energy Use

Overview

Professor Brownell reviews the energy costs of modern food tastes. Specifically, he discusses how agribusiness and what people choose to eat has consequences on the depletion of water, land, and fossil fuels, and contributes to global warming. In addition, he considers whether food production and the earth's resources can keep pace with the demands of global population growth, and whether we can enhance sustainability in our food environment.

Assignment

Bittman, "Rethinking the Meat Guzzler."

Walker, "Public Health Implications of Meat Production and Consumption."

Course Media

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