April 3 - April 24, 2019
April 3 - April 24, 2019

Bioarchaeology of Food

SUNY New Paltz

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  • up to
    27
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    458
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    418
    minutes
    spent learning

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  • April 26 at 5:12 AM
    With American's making a hobby out of hunting, and an ever growing population, the consumption of meat seems only natural in North America. Our desire for instant gratification has led to the exploitation of animals, and they are being raised in worse conditions than ever to meet the needs of our population. We have access to more meat so we...
  • April 25 at 8:29 PM
    When I began the challenge I had never previously heard of the term "silvopasture". After learning about I think that the biggest advantage of it is that it benefits both the farmers and the environment equally. The only slight downside is that the it is costly in the initial stages. After it is set up, however it pays off over time....
  • April 25 at 6:00 PM
    The challenge forced me to be aware of my food waste. While I already did not produce much food waste, the conscious decision to take smaller portions allowed me to try and reduce my food waste.
  • April 24 at 7:25 PM
    I had not learned about "silvopasture" before now. I think one of its biggest benefits comes from the integrating of tree planting with livestock grazing. As the USDA puts it, "Silvopasture can provide economic returns while creating a sustainable system with many environmental benefits.
  • April 24 at 3:35 PM
    Finish line acquired! Tomorrow night is going to be a carnivore feast!!! 
  • April 24 at 1:32 PM
    I think Americans eat so much meat because of how accessible it is in grocery stores and how much it is advertised in the media. We are easily influenced by the media and seeing how meat and meat eating is portrayed in movies, commercials, tv shows, and in social media, gives the idea that we should all be eating meat too. 

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