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Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What and How We Eat: Energy


The food process impacts energy and and is affected by climate change.  Food production and consumption are part of our carbon footprint.

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Use these databases to find articles about ecology:

  • Web of Science
    Covers high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Climate Wire
    Climate Wire is designed to bring readers coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.

Additional Reading

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

  • State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2011
    Raises awareness about global hunger issues, discusses underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition and monitors progress towards hunger reduction targets.  Pdf of book can be downloaded.
  • State of Food and Agriculture
    FAO’s major annual publication, aims to bring science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture.  Each document can be downloaded:


  • ClimateWire [Duke only]
    Reports on environmental and energy policy.