The Food Web

Planet earth is a rare haven for life in a vast universe. It is home to the only complex living systems we have yet discovered. Building up from the most basic physical resources, ecosystems have emerged in which species of all kinds consume and nourish one another in a deeply interconnected food web.

In the case of humans, our psycho-physiological needs and our sociality have extended this ecological food web into what we call ‘the economy’ - a system for social coordination around resources to fulfil human needs.

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