Eating up the earth: How sustainable food systems shrink our ecological footprint

Diana Deumling, Mathis Wackernagel, Chad Monfreda, July 2003

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Summary :

The Earth provides a perpetual bounty as long as we don’t destroy its self-renewing capacity with our appetites. Today, however, we are eating up the planet.

Our global food system, with its resource-intensive production and distribution, is using almost half the planet’s ecological capacity and is slowly degrading our natural resource base. To assure our well-being, we must close the gap between human demand and ecological capacity. Sustainable food systems offer viable opportunities to shrink humanity’s food Footprint to a size the Earth can support.

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Redefining Progress