Biodiversity of the food system is crucial for food production and loss of biodiversity is a pressing issue. This book focuses on biodiversity's crucial role in food systems, health and well-being, and fate of the natural environment. It provides practical recommendations on how proper food systems can sustain a healthier planet and protect biodiversity. Sections provide a comprehensive understanding of the urgent need for promoting biodiversity-promoting food systems that help maintain planetary boundaries that are at risk; mimic the natural processes of highly integrated ecosystems; and improve human/planetary health while providing a wholesome and sufficient food supply.
Food Systems, Biodiversity Loss, and Planetary Boundaries. Biodiversity: The Entirety of Life on the Planet. Breaching Planetary Boundaries. The Impact of Industrialized Food Systems on Biodiversity & Planetary Boundaries. The Impact of Trade Policy and Public Policy on Biodiversity. Disposable Plastics and Biodiversity Loss. Soils in Peril. Popular Foods and Biodiversity Loss. The Impact of Industrialized Food Systems on Human Health. The Industrialized Food System, Chronic Disease, and other Human Health Maladies. The Industrialized Food System and Food Insecurity. Labor and Industrialized Agriculture. Biodiversity-Friendly Solutions. Using Agriculture to Create an Enduring Matrix for Biodiversity. Urban Planning for Biodiversity and Local Food Systems. Cooking from Scratch Once Again. "Grow Where You Are" and Food Justice. Taking it Outside: Hands-On Experimental Learning for Biodiversity in Higher Education. Biodiversity-Friendly Organic Whole Foods: Plant-Based Diet for Improved Human and Planetary Health. A Biodiversity-Promoting Preventive Medicine Practice. A Biodiversity-Promoting Dietetics Curriculum. Creating Biodiversity-Friendly Healthcare Institutions. Cultivating the Change to Environmental Care.