Food & Climate Change

At the Climate Change conference on Saturday, I went to a morning workshop run by Daniel Gotts (Edinburgh Slow Food movement) and Pete Ritchie (a local organic farmer).

  • Organic farming is about looking after the soil.
  • We’ve lost the connection between the harvest and the food on our plates.
  • Need to differentiate between nutritional & non-nutritional food.
  • A VAT style tax on junk food?
  • Water & health are widely recognized as public goods, yet food – which is essetial for life – is not.
  • Negative impact of CAP – overstocking.
  • Need an increased food conciousness.
  • Are we talking about tweaks to the current system, or a new system?
  • We don’t always necessarily have the right to eat whatever we want, whenever we want.
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Pico Iyer

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