Agriculture and Sustainability
Investigate questions for understanding agricultural production and sustainable practices.
Is it economically sustainable to rely on a global marketplace for our food supply? Where is food grown and why? How far does our food travel from farm to plate? How does farm size impact its economic sustainability?
Animals in Agriculture
How do livestock impact the environment? Is it sustainable to raise cattle? How do ruminant livestock upcycle food waste? Are plant-based burgers more environmentally sustainable than beef burgers? What technologies minimize the environmental impact of animal agriculture?
Reducing Food Waste
What measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate food waste and food loss to improve sustainability? What solutions could reduce food waste and alleviate hunger locally and globally?
What events can disrupt our agricultural supply chain? How does climate change impact our agricultural supply chain?
What technologies can improve irrigation efficiency? Could aeroponics decrease the water needed to grow food crops? What kind of water is used to grow different crops?
How does soil health and biodiversity support sustainability? Does adding soil nutrients impact water quality? What factors impact water quality within watersheds and how can we prevent erosion?
What can I do to support sustainability goals? What are climate smart agricultural practices and how do they help?