Hazel Henderson welcomes author Vicki Robin. Conventional farming practices are unsustainable. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include a zero hunger policy; 22 countries farm sustainable crops in the desert using salt water.
Robin describes how she tried to eat only foods produced within a ten-mile radius of her home. She encourages others to replicate the experiment. Finding local food helps an individual become more intimate with his or her environment.
Soil is a living entity. Chickens and ducks will eat the slugs in a garden. Modern society disconnects people from the food supply.
Food companies bias scientific studies. Allow for exotic foods; people are moving toward plant-based proteins. Ethical Markets is a member of Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return, Beyond Meat, and promotes Food Tank.
Quinoa grows wild in the salt flats adjacent to Lake Titicaca. Robin plans on returning to an unpublished work exploring freedom and limits in America. The U.S. needs to re-balance property and amenity rights.
Farmers in India commit suicide because they cannot pay off the debt from purchasing organic seeds. Growing more food increases population. Individuals need to think more about the community-at-large.
Credits: Greening the Global Food System
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In this program Hazel Henderson discusses with author Vicki Robin the unsustainable global food system and reforms needed, described in her book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us. Vicki describes how locally-grown organic foods are a growing segment worldwide and offer better nutrition as well as more secure livelihoods for farmers. Opportunities are discussed on all the ways our unsustainable global agro-chemical industrial complex with its narrow mono-culture crops in global trade are feeding perilously on the planet's 3% of freshwater. Meanwhile all the hundreds of salt tolerant food plants that grow in 22 countries on desert lands can be added, along with many other overlooked native plants, as well as all the startups in plant-protein foods offering better nutrition for the growing vegetarian consumer markets.
Length: 27 minutes
Copyright date: ©2018
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