Volume 21, 2010
Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting
Lawrence J. Lad
The Food Industry and Sustainability
Identity, Paradox, and Myth
Sustainability is an issue for the global food industry. The production of more protein as incomes rise, the use of food for energy, and government subsidization of the industry are challenges to both developed and less developed economies. This paper discusses the paradoxes of food and the challenges to its sustainability in the global economy.