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Global Food Supply



Our current global food supply system doesn’t work. It is a complicated and politicized system that determines who has enough to eat, when, where, what, and why. Yet millions of people remain hungry in a world that has enough to feed them. Environmental exploitation destroys local ecosystems and disrupts local communities that pushes people into poverty; shifting consumer demands in wealthier countries have the power to destabilize entire agricultural regions in poorer ones; agricultural workers around the world are exploited, abused, underpaid, and enslaved—all to support a system that allows individuals in many countries—including the US—to go hungry while thousands of tons of food go to waste nearby. The agricultural ladder of production, storage, processing, distribution, sale, and consumption is complex, but it is worth challenging every level of abuse and exploitation to create a world where every individual and ecosystem has a chance to thrive.

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Food waste is the world's dumbest problem

Eat your peas! It’s the easiest way to fight climate change. This is the fourth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M.

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us—whether industrial...

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How to Feed the World

The world’s agricultural lands make up a precious and finite resource; we should be using it to grow food for people, not for cars or cattle.

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FindCenterThere is rising concern about pesticides, used on plants for food, causing endocrine disruption, meaning that the residual pesticides appear to be changing hormone levels in our populations.

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The Diet that Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M.

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Who Really Feeds the World?: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology

Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place.

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Celebrating Food Economies

The Slow Food movement organised a magical gathering of food communities—Terra Madre—which took place in Turin, Italy

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TEDxMasala - Dr Vandana Shiva - Solutions to the Food and Ecological Crisis Facing Us Today

Dr Shiva Vandana is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Dr Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals and participated in the non-violent Chipko movement during the 1970s.

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Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time

An indispensable guide to food, our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD -- "Read this book if you're ready to change the world" (Tim Ryan, US...

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The Sickness in Our Food Supply

The pandemic is making the case not only for a different food system but for a radically different diet as well.

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