Fixing the Broken Food System
With a billion people suffering hunger, two billion not getting all the nutrients they need, and another billion suffering obesity, it’s clear that the food status quo needs a shakeup. Food sustainability blogger Danielle Nirenberg (@DaniNierenberg) offers 13 change-the-food-system resolutions to start 2013 in her latest article on Huffington Post.
To her very good list, I’d add a few more:
- Recognizing that we can grow great food in adequate quantities without chemicals, genetic modification (GMO), irradiation, or monocropping
- Remembering that organic food is the true heritage food—all there was, for most of human history
- Emphasizing localism and freshness—eating most food near where it’s grown
- Reducing meat consumption—not just because a plant-based diet is healthier, but also because you can get seven times the food value from the same amount of land, and thus its a key strategy in ending hunger
My list could be much longer—but I’d like to ask YOU to write your favorite in the comment section.