24 May '12, 11am

Can we continue to feed the world while doing less harm?: Our food system is depleting the earth’s resources and...

Can we continue to feed the world while doing less harm?: Our food system is depleting the earth’s resources and...

[Editor's note: This is part of a month-long series on food sustainability by Marc Gunther .] I’ve just returned from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions conference feeling optimistic about the potential to change the way we grow food, cook and eat. Maybe it’s the wine, the seafood and the wonderful fruits and vegetables (fried artichokes!) from nearby California farms, but I don’t think so. More likely it’s the passion that food reformers bring to their work -- and my sense that more people are coming to understand that we need to get smarter about how our food is produced. Our food system is depleting the earth’s resources and making us sick, even as a billion people around the world go hungry. It’s got to change, and it can change; so long as we don’t get distracted by small questions about food and lose sight of the big ones. Take the brouhaha over labeli...

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