A powerful new vision for confronting climate change

An inspiring article from Gristmill, regarding a recently unveiled “Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security,” drawn up by the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.

The main points of the manifesto:

  • Industrial globalized agriculture contributes to and is vulnerable to climate change
  • Ecological and organic farming contributes to mitigation and adaptation to climate change
  • Transition to local, sustainable food systems benefits the environment and public health
  • Biodiversity reduces vulnerability and increases resilience
  • Genetically modified seeds and breeds: a false solution and dangerous diversion
  • Industrial agrofuels: a false solution and new threat to food security
  • Water conservation is central to sustainable agriculture
  • Knowledge transition for climate adaptation
  • Economic transition toward a sustainable and equitable food future

The article goes on to discuss much more regarding the sustainable food movement and its response to climate change.

Read the whole thing.

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