Eating Planet Launches in New York City
On June 28, the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition will launch the new book Eating Planet: Challenge for Mankind and the Planet. The book examines the paradoxes of the global food system, the cultural value of food, production and consumption trends, and the effects of individual eating habits on health and on the environment.
The event will include the panel discussion "How do we feed (and also nourish) a planet of 7 billion?" Speakers include:
- Danielle Nierenberg, Director, Nourishing the Planet
- Jonathan Boom, Glocal food waste expert and American Wasteland author
- Samuel Fromartz, Editor-in-chief, Food and Environment Reporting Network
- Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder, FEED and The 30 Project
- Brian Halweil, Publisher, Edible Manhattan and author, Eat Here
- Kelly Hauser, Agriculture Policy Director, ONE Campaign
- Dan Morrison, Founder and Director, Citizen Effect
The event will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and will be followed by a recption with wine and light hors d'oeuvres from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
This event is now closed, but the livestream can be viewed here.
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About Eating Planet
Although agriculture is more productive and efficient than ever before, more than 1 billion people worldwide remain chronically hungry, and another 1 billion people are overweight or obese. Reversing these negative trends will require a more holistic approach to agriculture and more investment in agro-ecological practices. A new book, Eating Planet, by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN), highlights promising efforts to improve agriculture sustainability.
According to the report, the most pressing problems in today’s agricultural system are a lack of access to nutritious foods, enormous amounts of food waste, environmental degradation, and a lack of interest in agriculture among the next generation. Finding solutions to these problems requires cooperation among farmers, consumers, activists, and policymakers working in disciplines ranging from childhood nutrition to carbon sequestration.
The report is divided into four sections: Food for All, Food for Sustainable Growth, Food for Health, and Food for Culture. Each of these sections ends with concrete recommendations, proposals, and actions that need to be taken to solve the global food crisis.