This week on Edible Issues
This week, scientists have told us that we are heading towards a 3°C rise in climate and have given us the final call to act.
We all have individual stories and we need to club those with the facts
Food and its role in the climate change dialogue is important. But how can we communicate the seriousness of the issue effectively?
Telling the stories of the farmers in the Sundarbans who have switched over from paddy farming to mud crab cultivation because of the increasing salinity of water clubbed with some science of mangroves being effected by climate change is more powerful than research papers and facts by themselves.
The conversation needs to change, for it is our food and future that’s at stake.
Stay cool (and tell a powerful story),
Elizabeth and Anusha
Here is why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods and droughts
Source: Vigyan Prasar
Despite being forecasted accurately, the lack of translation of heavy rainfall and flood warnings to actionable information is hurting us.
Food, Justice, Violence and Capitalism
Source: Counter Currents
A movement towards a more just food system, food activists are at the core of the struggle for peace, equality and justice.
🍱FOOD TECH & FRESHMENU
- As FreshMenu looks to raise its latest round of funding, catch their CEO Rashmi Daga talking about what makes good supply.
- From Terra Madre: Inside Sunita Narain and Amitav Ghosh’s conference on Climate Change.
- Mizo’s Bru refugees are counting on Modi to end the food crisis but the deepening farm crisis might seriously hurt his chances.
- Scientists have identified regions of the wheat genome with zinc concentration, which might help in measures to intensify its presence.
- Suminter, an organics supply chain management company which also helps small-holder farmers convert to certified organic cultivation has raised a new round of funding to expand its operations.
- Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture, is encouraging an organic farming revolution in the country.
The Seed Tour is coming to INDIA!
Seed traveller Auriane Bertrand is taking a one-year trip to meet those who stand for farmers’ seeds in 5 countries : Mexico, Cuba, Senegal, France and India.
Few type of seeds are used to grow our food, compared to the varieties of what we could eat. We are losing biodiversity, nutritional quality and farmers are financially dependent on the seed industry. The Seed Tour showcases ideas and solutions to promote the use of farmers seeds in our agriculture.
Someone’s cooking up a storm:
Meet the young and hungry food-preneurs changing the restaurant industry, one dish at a time.
Food Retail FTW:
Here’s how to win in food retail in an ever-evolving world.
Something you can’t ignore: The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens.
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