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The field of biomimicry has been practiced successfully since the mid-nineteenth century. It was popularized by Janine Benyus, who argued that human enterprises would benefit from taking inspiration from nature’s designs. Benyus’ biomimicry principles provide a framework for the development of more sustainable solutions for addressing human challenges. Much of the application of biomimicry, however, has centered on the design and engineering of machines and manufactured products. This article explores the relevance of biomimicry’s principles to the field of sustainable food and agriculture.
Dr. James C. Bassett serves on the faculty of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability as well as the Fielding School of Public Health. He is a recipient of the Pritzker Fellowship for Environment and Sustainability Education and has received several awards for outstanding teaching and advising. Dr. Bassett has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences, meetings and professional workshops about sustainability. In his work as a consultant, his clients have included major corporations and nonprofit organizations. He has served on several boards of directors and as a curriculum advisor for the Annenberg/CPB educational series "Race to Save the Planet." As a founder of Project Xela Aid - a medical/environmental aid NGO - he has worked on nutrition-centered agricultural initiatives with indigenous communities in Guatemala.
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