Cornucopia’s Take: One of our colleagues and the founder of Real Food Media, Anna Lappé, addresses the challenges in the food system for the year ahead.
FOR OUR FOOD SYSTEM’S SAKE, LET’S SAY “NO” TO CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION
by Lisa Palmer
Mergers puts food workers and small-scale farmers at risk and increase vertical integration, hurting farmers’ ability to compete.
December 29, 2016 — When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their thoughts. In this interview with Ensia contributor Lisa Palmer for Ensia’s 2017 print annual, Real Food Media founder Anna Lappé responds to three questions: What will be the biggest challenge to address or opportunity to grasp in your field in 2017? Why? And what should we be doing about it now?
The food system is one of the largest forces impacting our planet’s environment and people’s health. The choices about what crops are grown, where and how they are produced, who gets access to that food and who makes those decisions all have global consequences.