People on the planet (one billion of them) are starving. The UN says ,"The UN warns that poor people living in cities will probably face the most severe problems in coping with the global recession, because lower export demand and reduced foreign investment are likely to hit urban jobs harder".
Manufactured food is not food , and everyone needs to know that. When we go to our local grocery store, which contains no fewer (on average) than 30,000 items what we are seeing is branding more than diversity and agricultural variety. In truth about 10 companies control what is in the store. And they are not concerned with your health or your right to a diverse and fresh diet; they are committed to producing profits for their shareholders.
We have developed a culture of food that relies on mega-farms, speed and fossil fuel instead of sunshine, local produce and taking the time to eat well. Changing the culture will be hard; we need begin with our children, and we need to begin in the school. We need to plant gardens, we need to cook and teach good cooking and move away from a reliance on fast food, and