Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
Rebooting food: technological solutions to world hunger
Lots of people are worried about how we are going to feed people in the future and are thinking about possible solutions to problems of world hunger. Hence: Rebooting Food from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
You can guess from the title that the report is about technological solutions. It begins:
Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit. Welcome to the brave new world of food, where scientists are battling a global time-bomb of climate change, water scarcity, population growth and soaring obesity rates to find new ways to feed the future.
I wish the report had said more about the social and political causes of world hunger, and the need for social and political action to reduce income and other inequalities.
But if you want a quick overview of current thinking on food technology, this report is a good introduction.