Food systems from the ground up: can food solutions also be climate solutions? Overview of topics and speakers in the session on food systems.

Food systems from the ground up: can food solutions also be climate solutions? Overview of topics and speakers in the session on food systems.

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The “Earthrise” photograph, taken on the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, became one of the most significant images of the 20th Century. It triggered a profound shift in environmental awareness and the potential for human unity—inspiring the first Earth Day in 1970. Taking inspiration from these events 50 years later, we initiated Project Earthrise at our 20...

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... consider aspects of the modern food environment, spanning from personal ecology to the social, economic and marketing forces that affect both food choices and access to healthy food. We consider the necessary shift to regenerative agro-ecological systems, which restore soils, retain water, increase biodiversity, cycle nutrients to produce more nutrient-rich foods, and fix carbon for climate solutions (see Figure 4). ...