Food and the Planet – Sustainable Food Lab


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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 Sustainable Food Lab.

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Food and the Planet – Sustainable Food Lab

  1. 1. photo: swiatek wojtkowiak Food and the Planet Tällberg Forum 2007 Hal Hamilton Sustainable Food Lab
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Enough food to feed the world. How will we feed the world? a few questions
  4. 4. How will we manage the commons?
  5. 5. How will we allocate cropland to meet our food, feed, fuel, and fiber needs?
  6. 6. How do we keep market forces from squeezing out the small producers?
  7. 7. How do we make public food service a driver of sustainability and health?
  8. 8. Is there a place for family farms?
  9. 9. How do we turn things around?
  10. 10. together
  11. 11. The U theory posits a new understanding of the world that no longer fragments the wisdom of the head, heart, and hand .
  12. 12. The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor. William O’Brien, former CEO Hanover Insurance Company
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. “ 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 .”
  15. 15. supply chain improvements demand pull shared standards policy changes individual action .............. collective action Leverage points for change
  16. 16. Green Mountain Coffee and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture some examples
  17. 17. Major US retailer and Mayan farmers
  18. 18. SYSCO and the IPM Institute
  19. 19. Coalition of major cities
  20. 20. Carrefour, Fondation Charles Leopold Meyer, and communities around Lake Victoria
  21. 21. Unilever and Rainforest Alliance
  22. 22. Business Call to Action <ul><li>social, economic and environmental responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>continuous, measurable improvement </li></ul><ul><li>transparency </li></ul><ul><li>shared learning </li></ul>
  23. 23. a project of the Sustainability Institute now blogging!