Chapter 6. Food



As with waste, attitudes to food are culturally determined and the choices we make reflect our individual identities – be they social, religious or ethnically based.

This chapter will examine how choices that, at one time, were appropriate can easily become unsustainable, necessitating change. Food security is now becoming a significant global issue and this chapter will consider how security might best be achieved.

By reflecting on Arts and Humanities research, current attitudes to farming, fishing and the exploitation of terrestrial wild mammals will be critiqued. Some possible options for achieving more sustainable solutions to our food needs are proposed.