[JOE F. BOZEMAN III] Our food preferences have a direct impact on the environment. However, previous research has largely
ignored the role that demographics play. My colleagues and I have addressed this
problem by performing the study on climate change adaptation as it relates
to food consumption. What was interesting was that we found different racial
groups affect the environment differently. While whites affect the
environment the greatest and things like greenhouse gas and water, blacks affect
the environment the most in land. Our take-home message is this: scientists and policymakers should consider sociodemographic factors from the onset,
because one size does not fit all.