Have you noticed that food insecurity is already at a crisis level in many countries. The time to think about these things is not when it’s already a crisis.
But wherever we are, this is a warning that we all need to wake up and take action now to educate ourselves about how to grow sustainably. I have been passionate and speaking about this for a long time, including speaking at the United Nations in a conference titled, Food, Famine and the Future of Food Technology.
The United Nations is alerting the world of the urgent need to return to small scale, sustainable, natural and organic agriculture.That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. Check out page 2 of this report. The PDF is here: http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ditcted2012d3_en.pdf
This is why I am so excited about Farm-A-Yard! This matter can only be solved by each of us taking this seriously. We all need to be supporters of local food systems. Whether you are a grower or an eater, we all play a vital role in securing our food future right where we are!