Our system for getting food is one that is not only complex, but also contributes to our climate crisis in many ways. The list goes on, from meat consumption, pesticide use and the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere upon agricultural practices. My vision is to have a world where sustainable farming practices are globally used. Agricultural is used and largely backed by the growing demand for more and more food as our global population grows. As this demand grows and government policies lack harsh consequences we consistently see how harsh farming practices are continued to be utilized, from excessive pesticide use to harmful treatment of animals.
My values include not only eating and valuing food in a way that is just and deserving, but also implementing practices in your own life to support sustainable farming. This means anything from shopping local, "knowing your farmer," and reducing meat consumption.
In Terms of intervention, throwing money at the problem isn't going to solve it. Change is rooted in government policies implementing a reason to make agricultural practices more sustainable. We often look for a "smoking gun"/ root of each agricultural issue. However, this does not need to be found in order to push for change. Sticking to what we know about the affects farming and other agricultural practices on dangers such as greenhouse emissions, is enough to begin change. #UnleashValues#Change#food#agriculture