Philip A. Loring is an associate professor and holds the Arrell Chair in Food, Policy, and Society at University of Guelph in Canada. I am an applied social scientist with training in anthropology and ecology. I have interests in sustainability, food systems and security, and social and environmental justice. He collaborates with communities across North America, from Alaska to to Mexico, Saskatchewan to Georgian Bay, on projects related to food security, conflict, environmental stewardship, and social justice.
Global food systems are at a breaking point. Not only are they responsible for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, they are also the top contributors to water pollution and biodiversity collapse. On top of that, many aspects of our food systems are extremely vulnerable to disruptions from climate change and other shocks, […]