For this assignment, students will make meaningful connections between freshwater resource use and industrial food systems. This will allow the lessons learned from Lookout Pass to be examined in the important context of food cultivation and distribution.
In class this week, we qualitatively and quantitatively compared two different food production systems (LEDC’s and MEDC’s). We compared food calories, packaging calories, and discussed the energy used in transporting food. Now it is time to examine the role of freshwater in the production and distribution of food in these systems.
1.) Find a Ted Talk, youtube video, or recent news article online (within the last year or two) that explains/illustrates the role of freshwater in the production and/or distribution of food in food systems.
2.) Watch the video or read the article.
3.) In the comment section below, post a link to the video/article along with a written summary about it. Summaries should be 7-10 sentences long and address how food systems are related to freshwater resource use.
4.) Make sure to include your First Name, Last Initial at the bottom of your post.
Due Date: Monday March 3rd (even if we have a snowday!)