Ecology and food economy

Ecology and food economy

Faced with a growing population and an ever-greater environmental impact, it is important to understand the issues at stake for agriculture and society. This topic describes farming techniques, their lasting effect and their future. It also reveals how to break down the life cycle of a manufactured product to get a better understanding of the implications of producing food.

The rise of agriculture: Challenges for our diet and the environment

Humans have always transformed their environment to meet their needs... Where do we stand today? Can we carry on like this?

Cycle of common agricultural products (rice, corn)

Are you aware of all the stages rice or corn need to go through before we can eat them?

Cycle of manufactured goods

What stages does food go through before it reaches our plates?