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Wrapping Our Heads Around the Global Food System

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The global food system is characterized by unintended consequences, surrounded by criticism and severely misunderstood by many who rely upon it.

In his three part series, Postcards from the Global Food System Zaid Hassan tries to wrap around the logic behind the global food system, and explores a few ideas to create a more stable and sustainable system.

The story of the modern global food system is the story of unintended consequences. It’s the story of a causal logic run amok. It’s the familiar story of how we’re all intimately connected without quite grasping just how intimately. It’s the deeply disturbing story of a system characterized by historic injustice that continues to produce injustice today. It’s a story that goes to the throbbing, bleeding heart of sustainability. Finally, it’s the worldchanging story of what we do when faced with the reality of such a narrative. It can, without being hyperbolic, be called the mother of all systemic problems.
In the coming weeks I'll be sending worldchanging a number of "postcards" from my on-going journey through the global food system.

Postcards From The Global Food System (#1)

Postcards From The Global Food System (#2)

Postcards From The Global Food System (#3)

Postcards from the Global Food System is a part of our month long retrospective leading up to our anniversary on Oct. 1. For the next four weeks, we'll celebrate five years of solutions-based, forward-thinking and innovative journalism by publishing the best of the Worldchanging archives.

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What happened to Postcard #4: Is Local the New Industrial?

I've been looking all over for it!


Posted by: Anonymous on 6 Sep 08



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