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Author and activist Michael Pollan, a passionate advocate for sustainable food, explores how our industrial food system keeps us overly dependent on fossil fuels, destroys our environment, and makes us sick. In doing so, Pollan links the current approach to food production and distribution to the energy crisis, to the health care crisis, and the climate change crisis.
Breaking this cycle requires changing our relationship to food, which is summed up as “Eat Food, Not Too Much, and Mostly Plants”.
Effective tool for promoting system thinking in that it explores the connection between the food we eat, our reliance on fossil fuels, our health, and our changing climate.
Also effective in illustrating that sustainable development requires that we recognize the interplay among the economic, environmental and social implications in the way we feed ourselves.
May be used in any high school course that investigates agriculture/food issues, health issues, energy or water use.
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