Sorry to all who’ve received spam from me over the past few hours. Wifi connections in Havana aren’t to be trusted.
It has been months in the making, but I’m really pleased to be able to announce my next big project – Generation Food.
Everyone knows we live with a broken food system, but often it is easier to focus on the bad news rather than the good. In fact, we are surrounded by communities that already know how to feed the world for our generation, and for generations to come. From Malawi to Michigan, people and organizations are building better ways to eat today so that all of us can eat well tomorrow. This knowledge demands to be shared and spread.
Changing the food system couldn’t be more urgent. All signs point to that conclusion, whether you consider the droughts, floods and fires caused by climate change, the rise in global food prices, or that the health effects of our current food system is predicted to shorten children’s lives. Better, SMARTER ways of growing food, and feeding the world are needed, now.
That’s why we’re developing a new documentary, book and multimedia project, called Generation Food.
We want to show how ordinary women and men around the worldare overcoming obstacles and “setting the table” for themselves, their communities, and generations to come. Generation Food is our way of sharing the resilience and wisdom of these communities with you, and yours with them online, on screen, on paper and in person. Continue reading
My good friend and colleague Rachel Bezner Kerr told me that a letter we’d co-written in response to Jeffrey Sachs’ enthusiasm about fertilizers in Malawi had actually been published in the International Herald Tribune earlier this year. Just for the record, here’s our gripe with the Columbia professor’s views. Continue reading