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

The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food


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.