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COVID-19 and Climate: Implications for our Food System
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August 2020

Will COVID-19 change our food system for good? Increased coronavirus outbreaks in food markets, food plants, and farmworker communities have impacted food access and put a spotlight on food insecurity. Farmers are hurting as supply chains for fresh, perishable foods shrivel. Meanwhile, food banks have seen a surge in demand that has required distribution support from the National Guard.

What does COVID-19 mean for agriculture, our food supply systems — and our diets? Join us for a conversation with Lisa Held, senior reporter at Civil Eats and Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, on feeding a nation under quarantine.

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EarthSayers Lisa Held; Karen Ross
Date 8/9/2020 Format Webinar (Zoom+)
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
What Is Food Sovereignty?
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From IEN's Food Sovereignty and Safety Campaign

Date 10/18/2012 Format Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
The Future of Food with Barton, Dimick, Ranganathan, Reiter
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Published on Jun 23, 2015

Sustaining agricultural productivity amid population growth, climate change, water scarcity and declining soil health is a daunting global challenge. And California, the nations food basket now in its fourth year of a devastating drought, is ground zero. Pressures on farmers and agricultural supply chains across the world are unprecedented. But there are solutions. Using California as a case study, this provocative plenary will highlight key strategies and tough choices – for feeding the world's seven billion people while preserving the planet.

Speakers include:

Brooke Barton, Senior Program Director, Water Program, Ceres (moderator)

Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, Environment, National Geographic Magazine

Janet Ranganathan, Vice President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute

J. Miles Reiter, Chairman, Driscolls Inc.
EarthSayers Dennis Dimick; Janet Ranganathan; J. Miles Reiter
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Ceres Annual Conferences More Details
Dow Chemical: Destroying Our World
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Dow Chemical, the same company that brought us Dursban, Napalm, and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for an unprecedented government approval: genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange. Do you trust Dow Chemical with your food?

Find out more about Dow Chemical's sordid history and what you can do to stop their new genetically engineered "Agent Orange" crops at http://www.dow-watch.org

Published on Jan 30, 2014

Date unknown Format Cartoon and Animation
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
What's In Your Food? Telespec Innovation
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In this video, Stephen Watson and Isabel Hoffmann show how far TellSpec has progressed in just 3 months since the beginning of the Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign on Oct 2013. In terms of size, usability, portability, user interface and input for the scanner and the app. Published on Dec 31, 2013

EarthSayers Isabel Hoffmann; Stephen Watson
Date unknown Format Product
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Innovation and Sustainability More Details
Justice Begins With Seeds by Eric Holt-Gimenez
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"A Billion Stuffed, A Billion Starved." Talk by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director of Food First - Institute for Food and Development Policy given August 2, 2013 at the Justice Begins With Seeds 2013 International Conference at Seattle First Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA. Published on Aug 18, 2013 by  TalkingStickTV


EarthSayer Eric Holt-Gimenez
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
Fair Food Code of Conduct by Lucas Benitez
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Fair food, respecting agricultural workers here in the United State, is the focus of Lucas Benitez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group that has been very successful at getting Corporations and growers to sign a code of conduct with new  zero tolerance for slavery, sexual harrassment, and right to form their own health and safety conditions. Follow their actions on their YouTube channel here.

Mr. Benitez spoke at the Mary Robinson Speaker Series in November 2002.

EarthSayers Lucas Benitez; Mary Robinson
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
Feeding Nine Billion: A Solution to the Global Food Crisis by Dr. Evan Fraser
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By 2050 there will be 9 billion people on the planet - but will there be enough food for everyone? Food security expert Dr Evan Fraser guides you through a whiteboard presentation of his solution to the Global Food Crisis. See www.feedingninebillion.com for more details

EarthSayers Evan Fraser; Elizabeth Fraser
Date unknown Format Research
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
Water Changes Everything
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Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women and children, especially.

We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening. Learn how water changes everything -- and share this with everyone you know. Visit our website here.

EarthSayers Kristen Bell; Jonathan Jarvis
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection One Water More Details
 

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