Diet for a Sustainable Ecosystem : The Science for Recovering the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and its People

This book explores a specific ecosystem in depth, in order to weave a story built on place and history. It incorporates the theme of a journey to help reveal the environment-human-health-food system-problem. While drawing on a historical approach stretching back to the American colonial era, it also...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Cuker, Benjamin E. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
Series:Estuaries of the World
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Ethics and Economics of Building a Food System to Recover the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and its People
  • Part I. Introduction and Background
  • Introduction: Starting the Journey to a Sustainable Ecosystem and Healthy People
  • The Bay and Its Watershed: A Voyage Back in Time
  • Scientific Concepts for Understanding the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its people
  • Part II. Foundations of the Chesapeake Bay Food System and the Consequences of Over-Extraction
  • The Algonquin Food System and how it Shaped the Ecosystem and Interactions with the English Colonists of the Chesapeake Bay
  • A Fishing Trip: Exploiting and managing the commons of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Menhaden, the Inedible Fish that Most Everyone Eats
  • Blue Crabs: Beautiful Savory Swimmers of the Chesapeake Bay
  • The Chesapeake Bay Oyster: Cobblestone to Keystone
  • Passenger Pigeon and Waterfowl: Flights to Extinction and Not
  • Part III. Industrial-chemical Agriculture Reshapes the Bay’s Ecosystem
  • The journey from Peruvian Guano to Artificial Fertilizer ends with too Much Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Pesticides bring the War on Nature to The Chesapeake Bay
  • Livestock and Poultry: the Other Colonists who Changed the Food System of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Part IV. Consequences of and Alternatives to the Standard American Diet: Human and Ecosystem Health
  • Instead of Eating Fish: the Health Consequences of Eating Seafood from the Chesapeake Bay Compared to Other Choices
  • Sugar Twice Enslaves: Consequences for the People of the Chesapeake
  • Eutrophication: Obesity of the Bay and its People
  • Finishing the Journey: Urine and Feces as Misplaced Resources
  • Plastic Food System Waste Travels Far but Never Goes Away
  • Part V. Looking to the Future: Ecology, Economics, Ethics, and Policy for Restoring the Health of the Bay and its People
  • A New Food System for The Chesapeake Bay Region and a Changing Climate
  • An Organic-Based Food System: A Voyage Back and Forward in Time
  • What Nature, Politics and Policy Demand of the Chesapeake Bay and its Food System