Reflections on the Food Movement

We often associate the food movement with certain terms that we hear a lot in the media: “local”, “organic”, “foodie”, “food deserts” but we rarely stop to think of the big picture. Here is a thoughtful article from Grist.org which places the food movement in context and asks that the various parts keep in mind the larger goals. For me, the goal is to grow food in a way that nurtures people and the planet. Often, the debate gets lost in a forest of either/or options which is misleading. Biotechnology as well as agroecology can be utilized together to boost production , feed people and preserve the planet. Insisting that only one option is the “best” is detrimental to the goal we all want to achieve.

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