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Globalization Has Changed the Face Reaction Paper

Pages:5 (1912 words)

Sources:2

Subject:Health

Topic:Sustainable Agriculture

Document Type:Reaction Paper

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Ironically, only 1% of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. Translated into something we can understand readily: one American taking a 5-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in an entire day -- and most Americans take far longer than 5-minute showers. This is a crisis that must be addressed, if it is not, over the next two decades the average supply of water per person will drop by over 30%, condemning millions of people and animals to death (Atlas of a Thirsty Planet).

This assignment opened my eyes to a new way of looking at food -- I will be unable to go into a grocery store and look at rows and rows of perfect fruits and vegetables; knowing that half are thrown out while people starve. In the same manner, knowing that each American eats on average 2.5 times more calories than necessary, while many children go to bed hungry. Perhaps not only is it important that we read and research, but that we also vote with our pocketbooks; say no to egregious portions (Supersizing and places that service way too much food). We need to demand local produce, demand higher quality foods, and vote for political parties that understand we live in a global environment, and that the good of the many will also enhance our own country and population.

Works Cited

"Atlas of a Thirsty Planet." July 2002. Nature.com. May 2012. .

Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2011. Print.

Holt-Gimenez, E. And R. Patel, Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice. Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 2009. Print.

Local Harvest. "Family Farms." March 2009. Localharvest.org. May 2012. .

Nestle, M. FOod Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutirition and Health. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007. Print.

Organic Trade Association. "Industry Statistics and Projected Growth." June 2008. OTA.com. May 2012. .

Shepherd, M., et al. "An Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of Organic Farming." November 2003. DEFRA Products. May 2012. .

Stokstad, E. "Organic Farms Reap Many Benefits." 30 May 2002. Science Now. May 2012. .

"Urban Roots." March 2011. UrbanRootsamerica.com. Web.…


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Works Cited

"Atlas of a Thirsty Planet." July 2002. Nature.com. May 2012. .

Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2011. Print.

Holt-Gimenez, E. And R. Patel, Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice. Oakland, CA: Food First Books, 2009. Print.

Local Harvest. "Family Farms." March 2009. Localharvest.org. May 2012. <http://www.localharvest.org/organic-farms/>.

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