In his October 21, 2009 keynote address, “The Coming Famine: the risks to global food security”(presentation and speaking notes) at the Productivity and Food Security Symposium in Sydney, Australia, author Julian Cribb suggested that unabated consumption combined with unpredictable climate change inevitably leads to destabilization of environmental, economic and social systems. In turn, the capability of the global food system to feed people will be compromised. He expands upon this thesis in his new book, The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It. For a quick analysis, consider Mark Bittman’s review, “Seeing a Time (Soon) When We’ll All Be Dieting”, in The New York Times.
Perhaps the time is nigh to advance sustainable local food systems as suggested in the posting, “Which Food System Do You Use to Get Your Calories?”. Hence the question, who’s up for sustainable living?
Originally posted to Sustainable Local Economic Development on Tumblr by Steve Bosserman on Wednesday, August 25, 2010