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In this thought provoking slideshow, the Sustainable Food Laboratory shares some of the key questions facing our planet today surrounding food production. Sustainable Food Systems is a member of the ...

In this thought provoking slideshow, the Sustainable Food Laboratory shares some of the key questions facing our planet today surrounding food production. Sustainable Food Systems is a member of the Sustainable Food Lab.

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  • photo: swiatek wojtkowiak Food and the Planet Tällberg Forum 2007 Hal Hamilton Sustainable Food Lab
  • 2000: 6 billion people 2050: 9.2 billion people 825 million people hungry 2002 soil degradation climate change fisheries loss obesity & diabetes loss of farms water issues
  • Enough food to feed the world. How will we feed the world? a few questions
  • How will we manage the commons?
  • How will we allocate cropland to meet our food, feed, fuel, and fiber needs?
  • How do we keep market forces from squeezing out the small producers?
  • How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health?
  • Is there a place for family farms?
  • How do we turn things around?
  • together
  • The U theory posits a new understanding of the world that no longer fragments the wisdom of the head, heart, and hand .
  • The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor. William O’Brien, former CEO Hanover Insurance Company
  • let go and observe retreat and reflect: allow inner knowing to emerge act with new understanding U Theory Senge Scharmer Jaworski Flowers Food Lab members are encouraged to go deep to look for new solutions.
  • “ To be less bad is to accept things as they are....This is the ultimate failure of the "be less bad" approach: a failure of the imagination .”
  • supply chain improvements demand pull shared standards policy changes individual action .............. collective action Leverage points for change
  • Green Mountain Coffee and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture some examples
  • Major US retailer and Mayan farmers
  • SYSCO and the IPM Institute
  • Coalition of major cities
  • Carrefour, Fondation Charles Leopold Meyer, and communities around Lake Victoria
  • Unilever and Rainforest Alliance
  • Business Call to Action
    • social, economic and environmental responsibility
    • continuous, measurable improvement
    • transparency
    • shared learning
  • www.sustainablefood.org a project of the Sustainability Institute now blogging!