What modes of food production will best sustain our future?
The driving question for this project is What modes of food production will best sustain our future? Each group chose to examine a “dichotomous pair” of foods: a pair of foods that seem similar in most ways, but that are fundamentally different in one or more important way. Each group member focused their research through a particular lens of inquiry: Economic sustainability, ecological sustainability, nutritional sustainability, or ethical sustainability. All but those researching through the nutrition lens explored the production, distribution, and consumption of both items in their pair. Those with the nutrition lens examined the long-term and short-term effects of consumption, including management of waste. The goal was to determine which item in the pair is a more sustainable choice.