The underlying theme of this course is energy. As a whole, the global society requires to find out ways to decrease our energy consumption. The food pyramid is a prime illustration of energy transfer in individual ecosystems and the biosphere. As you raise the tropic levels, a greater amount of energy is lost. Some environmentalists argue that humans must eat a vegetarian diet in order to conserve energy.
Describe some of the pros and cons of this action? Consider the impact to the agricultural industry? How low on the food chain do you eat? Would you consider eating lower?