Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Sustainable Food Lab                            a multi-continent initiative                       to create mainstrea...
2000: 6 billion peopleWednesday, April 20, 2011
2050: 9.2 billion peopleWednesday, April 20, 2011
Nitrogenous fertilizer has allowed                                food production to keep pace                            ...
But....Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Has depleted the soil.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Has depleted the soil.                            Land area the size of China                            and India combine...
We’re losing large                            numbers of farms.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We’re losing large                                                                                                        ...
Falling commodity prices put stress       on farms and farmers.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Falling commodity prices put stress       on farms and farmers.                               Global Fertilizer Use       ...
We produce inexpensive food for the                            rich and expensive food for the poor.                      ...
We produce inexpensive food for the                            rich and expensive food for the poor.                      ...
825 million people are seriously underfed.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
825 million people are seriously underfed.                                 Every five    seconds,                         ...
825 million people are seriously underfed.                                                   source: FAOWednesday, April 2...
The journey from farm to fork is     contributing to global warming.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we turn things around?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
visionWednesday, April 20, 2011
Enough foodfoodfeed the world.                                Enough to to feed the world.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Farmers who can afford to eat.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Increasing soil fertility.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Abundant, clean water.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Preservation of biodiversity.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Protection of fragile fisheries.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Energy production, consumption, and      emissions that the world can sustain forever.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Profitable businesses.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
processWednesday, April 20, 2011
Food Lab members are encouraged to go       deep to look for new solutions.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Food Lab members are encouraged to go       deep to look for new solutions.                 let go             U Theory   ...
The U theory posits a new understanding of the       world that no longer fragments the wisdom       of the head, heart, a...
We develop our capacity to be comfortable     with questions and complexity.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
some questionsWednesday, April 20, 2011
How will we manage the commons?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we balance food mile                            concerns with poverty goals?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we balance food mile                            concerns with poverty goals?                                       ...
How will we allocate cropland to meet       our food, feed, fuel, and fiber needs?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we keep market forces from        squeezing out the small producers?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we make public food service    a driver of sustainability and health?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How do we make public food service    a driver of sustainability and health?                                  One of     e...
Is there a place for family farms                                 in a world of globalization?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
some initiativesWednesday, April 20, 2011
GMCR and CIAT are measuring the impact of procurement      specifications on poverty.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Rome officials are sharing food                               purchasing guidelines with                                  ...
SYSCO and the IPM Institute have developed new    standards for suppliers that are reducing the use of    chemicals and na...
Standards and labeling of fish from Lake Victoria                            will improve lives in fishing villages around...
A Biofuels Team is developing standards for     use by policy makers and investors.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A coalition of large cities has agreed to work     together on strategies for sustainable food procurement.Wednesday, Apri...
The goal: find ways of working                    together so we can....Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
....into big change.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
now blogging!                            www.sustainablefood.orgWednesday, April 20, 2011
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  1. 1. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  2. 2. The Sustainable Food Lab a multi-continent initiative to create mainstream, sustainable food systemsWednesday, April 20, 2011
  3. 3. 2000: 6 billion peopleWednesday, April 20, 2011
  4. 4. 2050: 9.2 billion peopleWednesday, April 20, 2011
  5. 5. Nitrogenous fertilizer has allowed food production to keep pace with population growth.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  6. 6. But....Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  7. 7. Has depleted the soil.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  8. 8. Has depleted the soil. Land area the size of China and India combined has been severely degraded in the last 60 years.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  9. 9. We’re losing large numbers of farms.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  10. 10. We’re losing large numbers of farms. % change in number of farm enterprises, European Union, 1982-1993 0 UK NL Spain Italy Ireland Greece France Germany Denmark Finland Austria Belgium Luxemborg Sweden -5 -9 -10 -10 -10 -13 -15 -16 -18 -20 -22 -23 -25 -26 -30 -30 -37 source: FAO -40Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  11. 11. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms and farmers.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  12. 12. Falling commodity prices put stress on farms and farmers. Global Fertilizer Use 1950 2000Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  13. 13. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor. photo: swiatek wojtkowiakWednesday, April 20, 2011
  14. 14. We produce inexpensive food for the rich and expensive food for the poor. Food Consumption to Total Consumption Ethiopia 53% Mexico 34% France 15% US 14% source: FAO photo: swiatek wojtkowiakWednesday, April 20, 2011
  15. 15. 825 million people are seriously underfed.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  16. 16. 825 million people are seriously underfed. Every five seconds, a child dies of hunger. source: FAOWednesday, April 20, 2011
  17. 17. 825 million people are seriously underfed. source: FAOWednesday, April 20, 2011
  18. 18. The journey from farm to fork is contributing to global warming.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  19. 19. How do we turn things around?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  20. 20. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  21. 21. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  22. 22. visionWednesday, April 20, 2011
  23. 23. Enough foodfoodfeed the world. Enough to to feed the world.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  24. 24. Farmers who can afford to eat.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  25. 25. Increasing soil fertility.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  26. 26. Abundant, clean water.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  27. 27. Preservation of biodiversity.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  28. 28. Protection of fragile fisheries.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  29. 29. Energy production, consumption, and emissions that the world can sustain forever.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  30. 30. Profitable businesses.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  31. 31. processWednesday, April 20, 2011
  32. 32. Food Lab members are encouraged to go deep to look for new solutions.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  33. 33. Food Lab members are encouraged to go deep to look for new solutions. let go U Theory and Senge act with new observe Scharmer understanding Jaworski Flowers retreat and reflect: allow inner knowing to emergeWednesday, April 20, 2011
  34. 34. The U theory posits a new understanding of the world that no longer fragments the wisdom of the head, heart, and hand. Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, Flowers, PresenceWednesday, April 20, 2011
  35. 35. We develop our capacity to be comfortable with questions and complexity.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  36. 36. some questionsWednesday, April 20, 2011
  37. 37. How will we manage the commons?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  38. 38. How do we balance food mile concerns with poverty goals?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  39. 39. How do we balance food mile concerns with poverty goals? UK 9.3 Kenya 0.2 Per Capita Carbon Emissions (tons/year)Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  40. 40. How will we allocate cropland to meet our food, feed, fuel, and fiber needs?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  41. 41. How do we keep market forces from squeezing out the small producers?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  42. 42. How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  43. 43. How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health? One of every three American children born in 2000 is expected to develop diabetes in their lifetime. source: CDCWednesday, April 20, 2011
  44. 44. Is there a place for family farms in a world of globalization?Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  45. 45. some initiativesWednesday, April 20, 2011
  46. 46. GMCR and CIAT are measuring the impact of procurement specifications on poverty.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  47. 47. Rome officials are sharing food purchasing guidelines with US schools.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  48. 48. SYSCO and the IPM Institute have developed new standards for suppliers that are reducing the use of chemicals and natural resources.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  49. 49. Standards and labeling of fish from Lake Victoria will improve lives in fishing villages around the lake.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  50. 50. A Biofuels Team is developing standards for use by policy makers and investors.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  51. 51. A coalition of large cities has agreed to work together on strategies for sustainable food procurement.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  52. 52. The goal: find ways of working together so we can....Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  53. 53. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  54. 54. ....into big change.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  55. 55. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  56. 56. now blogging! www.sustainablefood.orgWednesday, April 20, 2011

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