The case for a nutrition revolution – PBS NewsHour

By | June 17, 2019

Amanda Little:

And I mean it’s you know in Italy, where we’re hearing about the devastation to olive groves and in Georgia and Florida, we hear about the impacts on peach and citrus production. We hear about you know cacao and coffee to to farms equatorial countries. I mean it’s just sort of endless. You can look almost anywhere in any food system and see the impacts of heat, drought, flooding, invasive insects and you know there’s just trauma that’s expressing itself in different ways.

It’s hard for consumers to relate to right, because we’re so displaced from the source of our food. So as farmers begin to experience this in different ways, consumers are maybe experiencing it as you know, fluctuations in cost. But the real you know, sort of crisis in terms of food security and you know and disruption in food supply, you know, will happen regionally. You know in one region hit by floods or blizzards or droughts there might be you know a temporary disruption. Certainly in parts of India and you know sub-Saharan Africa there are serious famines going on and in the Middle East.

So you know what in one region it might be a threat to chardonnay and strawberries, in another region it might be serious food security issues which is why that question you know is this a crisis now? It’s hard to answer. Certainly the beginnings, these sort of early stages of crisis are becoming evident, 10-20 years from now will we see serious food disruptions in supply? Very, very possibly.

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