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Recognizing the Complexity of Biological Cascades

This image shows water cascading over a waterfall. Just as the water that falls is hard to reverse, actions in biology can trigger reactions that are difficult to change.

  What do pollution, obesity, livestock production, and the COVID-19 pandemic have in common?  According to the cornerstones model of healthy food systems, each of these factors plays into the security and sustainability of the food webs we rely on to maintain food security, health, and prosperity.  Other factors are involved of course, but for simplicity in today’s discussion, I ...

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