Sustainable Sustenance

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Title: Sustainable Sustenance
Author: Xthona, Tabit; Shindelman, Sarah; Carter, Dylan; Goldberg, Julie
Abstract: In order to meet demand in the U.S., current food production uses about 50% of the country's land area, 80% of its fresh water, and 17% of its fossil energy. Currently, much more energy goes into production than we get out in calories. On average, the caloric input to output ratio for animal protein is 28:1 and 3.3:1 for plant protein. This amount of energy input is not sustainable and needs to be changed to ensure future food security. This web page exists to provide information on status quo food production practices and lead consumers towards more sustainable sustenance systems.
Description: Website produced for HC 441: Science Colloquium: Energy in Transition, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Fall Term 2011.
Date: 2011-12

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