This morning, a friend shared this video with me, a father, reading a story to his children.
In the food industry, we have a trade show called “Expo West.” It’s been happening for over 30 years, and it’s size is massive, with over 80,000 attendees and over 5,000 companies presenting. This year, many commented that “the show has lost its soul.” Others were totally and completely jazzed, a real bifurcation.
Our food system has a systemic, structural problem. In every problem, there is an enormous opportunity to create really smart systems that address the challenges we’re seeing.
“America, less than 1% of our farmland is organic….” Not enough Americans know this. With over 911 millions farmable acres in the United States, less than 1% of those acres are organic. So while 80% of us are now eating something organic, and 75% of grocery store categories now carry something organic, less than 1%…
A growing number of companies from Danone to General Mills are recognizing that the sustainability of their supply chain does not meet the needs of 21st century families.
Is it any wonder that our farmers are in crisis, that few from younger generations want to take over the farm?
As we reflect on Veterans Day this year, I can not help but think of my Grandmother. All four of her sons served our country, my dad and his three brothers, in Vietnam, Korea and during the Paris Peace Accord.
From Annie’s and General Mills to Once Upon a Farm, John Foraker’s experience transcends age groups and categories.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that our global food system needs restructuring. Nine plants account for 2/3 of our global food system. Food security is national security, and if one of those crops gets wiped out, we are vulnerable. But here’s the rub: You can’t fix a broken food system with a broken financial system. And…
Regenerative agriculture focuses on reinvigorating a food economy that is diverse and polycultural, supporting the regeneration of specialty crops and produce, not only healing the soil, but also serving as a powerful carbon sink that can help tackle our climate crisis.