Can Sustainable Food Production Scale?

Sustainability is the green buzzword of the decade, especially in the context of feeding a growing population while preserving the environment for the next generations. Unfortunately, the debate over how to address the global food challenge has set conventional agriculture and global commerce against local food systems and organic farms. This panel will explore what it means to produce food sustainably and the reality of scaling these practices to feed a hungry planet.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Environment

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