The relationship between farming, food and climate change is complicated, and it’s something we’ve written about before. Thanks to the Slow Food blog, I recently learned about a brand new online film called “The Food and Climate Connection: From Heating the Planet to Healing It,” released by WHY Hunger.
From Slow Food:
“How we farm and eat is simultaneously one of the greatest contributors to climate change and one of its greatest potential solutions. The same global food system that is making us sick, increasing food insecurity, and polluting the environment is also contributing to climate change. Climate change, in turn, is contributing to rising rates of hunger and food insecurity. As much as 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system.
. . . The film highlights the impact of today’s global food system on the climate and how a community-based food movement around the world is bringing to life a way of farming and eating that’s better for our bodies and the planet. Featuring interviews with farmers, community leaders, and sustainability advocates, the film highlights how the industrial food system is among the greatest contributors to global warming and how sustainable farming practices can pose a powerful solution to the crisis.
The movie was done in collaboration with Anna Lappe, author of the recently released ‘Diet for a Hot Planet,’ which also explores this crucial intersection between how we grow and transport our food and how that affects the planet—not to mention how the changes in our environment willl affect the way we grow and transport our food moving forward.”