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Dimock: Impact of Drought on Agriculture, Food Systems and Public Health


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Roots of Change's Michael Dimock looks at climate change impacts on water, food production and health.

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Dimock: Impact of Drought on Agriculture, Food Systems and Public Health

  1. 1. Impact of Drought On Agriculture, Food Systems & Public Health Michael Dimock
  2. 2. Think & Do Tank Road Maps to Victory Backbone for CA Food Policy Council New Rules & Incentives to Guide Food & Farming Model 21st Century Food & Farm Policy in California
  3. 3. California Food Policy Council Healthy Food Access Ensure that CA's food policy truly represents the needs of our communities by coalescing their power. Small Farm Viability Regional Infrastructure School Food Environment Workers 25 Food Policy Bodies * 71% of CA voters * 1st FPC Organized Bottom Up Accelerate change at local level by sharing best practices Work collectively to advise on future focused state & federal law Build local food systems through regional collaboration Ecological Farming
  4. 4. Report commissioned by former UN Secretary- General, Kofi Annan
  5. 5. Photo by Carson Jeffres, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
  6. 6. Pre-Drought Snowpack vs. 2050 Scripps Institute of Oceanography (2008)
  7. 7. Not a static state, but a process that alters behavior and practice over time. Our use of human, ecological and financial capital today today does not degrade the ability to continue creating health and resilience through food and fiber production. Sustainability Definition
  8. 8. Photo by Luis Franke, Laguna Blanca Farm
  9. 9. Photo courtesy of Dan Imoff Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  10. 10. Visit and/or Twitter: @RootsofChange Twitter: @MichaelRDimock ootsofchange