Eating Up the Earth: How Sustainable Food Systems Shrink Our Ecological Footprint

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.

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Author: 
Diana Deumling, Mathis Wackernagel, and Chad Monfreda
Publisher: 
Oakland, CA: Redefining Progress
Page Numbers: 
12
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2003
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies