Sustainability In Food Production And Distribution Examined On “In Depth” With Laurence Fishburne

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The educational program seeks to shed light on food production, especially in light of the COVID-19 crisis and supply chain interruptions.

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By reducing the distance trucks need to travel and switching to greener fuel options like electricity, those emissions can decrease significantly.

Laurence Fishburne, well known for his role of "Morpheus" as well as his many other film and television roles, is the host of the program “In Depth”. The educational show interviews respective industry experts to highlight a wide array of subjects that uniquely impact viewing audiences of all demographics. A new episode will discuss sustainability in food distribution and production.

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly favored concept as people take an interest in what they buy and where their purchases originate. Various industries are becoming better at making more sustainable decisions, but the food industry remains lagging in some areas. Becoming more sustainable does not come easily, but is it paramount that the food industry makes strides towards total sustainability regardless of difficulty.

To take steps towards sustainability in the food industry, suppliers need to take into consideration things like water conservation and pest control. Although water covers the majority of the surface of the earth, only 3% of that water is safe to drink. The U.S. uses 39% of its fresh water to irrigate their crops. Using sprinklers instead of flood irrigation and reusing wastewater for plants can help to conserve the earth’s water supply. Trucks transport most of the U.S.’ food supply, but those trucks emit hefty greenhouse gasses. By reducing the distance trucks need to travel and switching to greener fuel options like electricity, those emissions can decrease significantly.

Additionally, the recent coronavirus has greatly affected the supply chain and how food production and distribution occurs. The program will speak to how certain sustainable measures can also help combat some of these issues, and how the future of food production may look very different.

“In Depth” will reveal more details about the positive effects of sustainable food production and distribution in the new episode. 

“In Depth” with Laurence Fishburne is carefully reviewed before broadcast. The show has accepted several accolades.

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