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Ecology and Sustainable Food: Jennifer Blesh

Jennifer Blesh discusses the historical and environmental impact of the agriculture industry.

In this segment Jennifer Blesh and Benjamin discuss how insights from the field of ecology can help us build a sustainable future food system. You will learn about the size and the scope of the agriculture sector’s contribution to climate change and what lessons we can learn from ecological science that may help us manage and change our current practices around food production. We will also talk about issues of food policy, ecological insights into backyard gardening, and the concept of “sustainable diets.”

Jennifer Blesh is an Assistant Professor in the School for Environmental Sustainability and an affiliate of UM’s Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. She is also the Principle Investigator of the Soil and Agroecosystems Lab at the University of Michigan. Full Bio Here.

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