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Finding the Future of Food: Sustainable Consumption Lessons from and for Veganism

Abstract Advancing sustainable food systems requires holistic understanding and solutions-oriented approaches that transcend disciplines, so expertise in a variety of subjects is necessary. Proposed solutions are usually technically or socially oriented, but disagreement over the best approach to the future of food dominates the dialogue. Technological optimists argue that scientific advances are necessary to feed the world, but environmental purists believe that reductions in consumption and waste are sufficient and less risky. Life cycle assessment (LCA) helps resolve debates through quantitative analysis of environmental impacts from products which serve the same function. LCA used to compare dietary choices reveals that simple plant-based diets ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Berardy, Andrew James (Author) / Seager, Thomas P (Advisor) / Hannah, Mark (Committee member) / Costello, Christine (Committee member) / Landis, Amy (Committee member) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Expertise / Food Systems / Life Cycle Assessment / Sustainability / Sustainable Consumption / Veganism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 172 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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