Research Project Title

A Critical Analysis of the Food Industry and Proposed Local Solutions

Session Type

Poster Presentation

Research Project Abstract

A Critical Analysis of the Food Industry and Proposed Local Solutions The agriculture industry has consequences on the environment and human health through the production, consumption, transportation and disposal processes. By eating locally and seasonally, communities can help mitigate these consequences. We used three approaches to explore how to mitigate the negative consequences of industrial agriculture at a local level: a community garden, informational website, and a community outreach event. These initiatives aim to promote conscious purchasing, consumption, and disposal of food on a local scale. By using the Logan Community in Spokane, WA as a case study, we hypothesized that bottom up approaches within local communities can be used to address large scale problems. Through these approaches we hope to encourage environmental stewardship, human health, and community awareness in regard to industrial agriculture.

Session Number

PS1

Location

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract Number

PS1-i

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A Critical Analysis of the Food Industry and Proposed Local Solutions

HUB Multipurpose Room

A Critical Analysis of the Food Industry and Proposed Local Solutions The agriculture industry has consequences on the environment and human health through the production, consumption, transportation and disposal processes. By eating locally and seasonally, communities can help mitigate these consequences. We used three approaches to explore how to mitigate the negative consequences of industrial agriculture at a local level: a community garden, informational website, and a community outreach event. These initiatives aim to promote conscious purchasing, consumption, and disposal of food on a local scale. By using the Logan Community in Spokane, WA as a case study, we hypothesized that bottom up approaches within local communities can be used to address large scale problems. Through these approaches we hope to encourage environmental stewardship, human health, and community awareness in regard to industrial agriculture.