Hannes Bergthaller*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article outlines the role which changes in food production have played in the transition to the Anthropocene, focusing particularly on plantation agriculture and the impact of fossil fuels on agricultural practices. It argues that food is crucial in order to understand how the relationship between humans and the Earth has been transformed, and that a further transformation of the food system will be necessary in order for human and nonhuman life to flourish in the new geological epoch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Anthropocene
Subtitle of host publicationHumans between Heritage and Future
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783031259104
ISBN (Print)9783031259098
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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