excerpted from New Food Revolution
Recorded on November 2014

Jonathan Foley on a Sustainable Food System

Description 

Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences Jonathan Foley lays out the three aspects that make up his definition of a sustainable food system.  According to Foley, agriculture is about feeding our world, creating opportunity for farmers and the supply chain, and the environment.  "A sustainable agricultural system would be one that looks at all three dimensions simultaneously.  But how do we provide the most nutrition, the most opportunities for the agricultural economy, especially in jobs in rural communities, and the part that I’m so very concerned about is the environmental dimensions," said Foley.

Speakers at this Event

Executive Director, Project Drawdown

Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Professor, Food Business School, Culinary Institute of America