Hazards of Industrial Agriculture
o Organic Farming: A Growing Trend
Consumer demand for organic farming is rising at 20% per year.
The highest growth is in Argentina, US, and China.
People are growing conscious of adverse effects of industrial agricu
Biodiversity and Sustainable Meat Production and Consumption
o Roadmap for Environmentally Sustainable Meat Production and
Better Grazing Management
Protecting Pastoralists Rights
Reduced and Refined Consumption
More Investment in Mixed-C
Low Energy Building Design Sustainability
o Origins of Sustainability
Stockholm agreement (1972) addressed environment, economic and
social development and outlined 26 principles for sustainable
Brundtland Report (1987) defined Sustainabi
What is Local?
distance between various components of the food system (consumer,
producer, supply& distribution)
Transportation: methods of transit, travel distances
Methods of farming & production
Exploring Food Preservation
o Interest Approach
Why are there dates on food products?
What does the date mean?
Have you ever eaten an item beyond the expiration date?
o Student Learning Objectives
Describe food preservation and its benefits.
o Descriptive rather than quantitative definitions.
Sustainability is often depicted as the intersection of environmental,
social, and economic factors.
Household transport must:
Facilitate economic connection.
The Growth of Urban Agriculture
o Guiding Principles
Organic Methods (do not contaminate environment)
Rational use of local resources
Direct marketing of produce to consumers
o Reasons for the reemergence of Urban Agriculture
Every Drop Counts: Conserve WATER
o Fun Facts about Water
Human body is 66% water
A living tree is about 75% water
Almost 80% of the earths surface is covered with water
Water is everywhere, so why do we need to conserve it?
o How much water do you u
Waste & Waste Management
Waste: Unwanted or no longer wanted material or substance from human
activity or process.
Categories of waste
Municipal solid waste
Industrial solid waste
Municipal solid waste
o What is wastewater treatment
Usually refer to sewage treatment, or domestic wastewater treatment
process of removing contaminants from wastewater, both runoff and
To produce waste stream (effluent)
To produce s
Organic Gardening 101
- A brief history of organic agriculture in the US.
The word organic originated in Europe, where it was used to designate
a type of farming that depended on organic matter (not organic
Organic farming has been practice
o The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) defines an alternative fuel as a product
that is substantially nonpetroleum which yields energy security and
o The Energy Policy Act of 1993 (EPAct) DOE currently recognizes t