Food systems, policy, SM<br />Social Media Breakfast<br />April 20, 2011<br />Leslie Provence	http://lep07.typepad.com/ 	@...
Food system<br />What is a food system?<br />Does ours have problems?<br />
Food system cycle<br />*Diagram from Agricultural Urbanism: HB Lanarc<br />
Not so good . . .<br />Soil degradation<br />Inhumanity<br />Pollution<br />Salmonella<br />huh?<br />E. coli<br />??<br /...
Converging movements<br />
Food policy council<br />Stakeholder forum for food issues, connecting the whole system<br />Raises public awareness on is...
Some cities with food councils<br />Knoxville, 1982, 11 members<br />Toronto, 1991, 30 members<br />Portland, 2000, 14 mem...
What can policy do?<br />Farmlandpreservation<br />Urban agriculture<br />Small-scale<br />Mimics nature<br />Included in ...
What can SM do?<br />Offer your SM talents, writing, and graphic skills<br />TOFGA Region 2—help find the farmers and urge...
More ways to have impact<br />Grow some of your own food<br />Don’t fall for the marketing— you are the market<br />Ask fo...
Follows<br />@civileats<br />@civileater<br />@NaomiStarkman<br />@CANARYorg (anti-GMO)<br />@foodfirstorg<br />@lettuceea...
Questions?<br />http://lep07.typepad.com/<br />
How does our food system impact the environment?<br />Soil food web -Soil structure and nutrient delivery<br />C Cl H O P ...
How else?<br />Erosion, runoff, dead zone<br />Petroleum dependence: machinery, fertilizer, pesticide, transport<br />Conc...
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  1. 1. Food systems, policy, SM<br />Social Media Breakfast<br />April 20, 2011<br />Leslie Provence http://lep07.typepad.com/ @lepsafood<br />
  2. 2. Food system<br />What is a food system?<br />Does ours have problems?<br />
  3. 3. Food system cycle<br />*Diagram from Agricultural Urbanism: HB Lanarc<br />
  4. 4. Not so good . . .<br />Soil degradation<br />Inhumanity<br />Pollution<br />Salmonella<br />huh?<br />E. coli<br />??<br />more pollution<br />fastfood<br />food miles<br />food deserts<br />*Diagram from Agricultural Urbanism: HB Lanarc<br />
  5. 5. Converging movements<br />
  6. 6. Food policy council<br />Stakeholder forum for food issues, connecting the whole system<br />Raises public awareness on issues of food, health, transportation and development<br />Identifies gaps or obstacles for growing, processing, distributing, or accessing<br />Formulates programs to implement local solutions<br />Authorized to advise local governments<br />
  7. 7. Some cities with food councils<br />Knoxville, 1982, 11 members<br />Toronto, 1991, 30 members<br />Portland, 2000, 14 members<br />Madison, 2005, 12 members<br />Oakland, 2007, 14 members<br />Austin, 2008, 13 members<br />San Antonio, 2010, 19 members<br />
  8. 8. What can policy do?<br />Farmlandpreservation<br />Urban agriculture<br />Small-scale<br />Mimics nature<br />Included in <br />each part<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Constant<br />Relationships<br />Two-way<br />Small-scale<br />Relationships<br />Health<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Small-scale<br />Community<br />Entrepreneurship<br />*Diagram from Agricultural Urbanism: HB Lanarc<br />
  9. 9. What can SM do?<br />Offer your SM talents, writing, and graphic skills<br />TOFGA Region 2—help find the farmers and urge them to join TOFGA; help build the community<br />Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance advocacy<br />SA FPC—gather community input, publicize the council’s work, read and promote the blog, guest author<br />
  10. 10. More ways to have impact<br />Grow some of your own food<br />Don’t fall for the marketing— you are the market<br />Ask for what you want, ask what’s in it, ask where it comes from<br />College student? Bring the Real Food Challenge to San Antonio’s campuses: realfoodchallenge.org<br />
  11. 11. Follows<br />@civileats<br />@civileater<br />@NaomiStarkman<br />@CANARYorg (anti-GMO)<br />@foodfirstorg<br />@lettuceeatkale<br />@SlowMoney<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />http://lep07.typepad.com/<br />
  13. 13. How does our food system impact the environment?<br />Soil food web -Soil structure and nutrient delivery<br />C Cl H O P K N S Ca Fe Mg Mo B Cu Mn Zn<br />vs. only N P K<br />
  14. 14. How else?<br />Erosion, runoff, dead zone<br />Petroleum dependence: machinery, fertilizer, pesticide, transport<br />Concentration of waste products<br />Loss of diversity in seed and livestock<br />

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