Focusing on local action for global change. Free and open to the public. The Park Slope Food Coop is co-sponsoring a conference to highlight and promote local responses to the global food crisis.
For the most current info, visit Brooklyn Food Conference on the web. The world food crisis is real, it's growing, and it affects us all. Food prices are skyrocketing, mono-crops and agribusiness have damaged the environment, farmers cannot afford the food they grow, most farmers and farm workers live in poverty, and an irrational system of food production and distribution based on short-term corporate profits has created a mess for us to clean up and change. Epidemics of obesity and diabetes caused by the food industry extract a huge personal and societal toll. The world food crisis: what can we do about it?