In this brief, we use Ecological Footprint analysis to document the current food system’s demand on the biosphere. Ecological Footprint accounts track the area of biologically productive land and water needed to produce the resources consumed by a given population and to absorb its waste.
Eating Up the Earth: How Sustainable Food Systems Shrink Our Ecological Footprint
Diana Deumling, Mathis Wackernagel, and Chad Monfreda
Oakland, CA: Redefining Progress
July 01, 2003
Reports and Guides
Environmental Issues, Farming Practices, Food Miles, Local / Regional Food Systems