How the global food market starves the poor

Here on Vivre Pour Manger, we mostly talk about all the wonderful and tasty aspects of food.

But, food justice and the importance of equal access to affordable and healthy food for all is something I care about deeply.  Often times, when my thoughts and concerns on the subject are questioned or challenged, I find it difficult to fully articulate the connections between the global food market, what we choose to eat and hungry people throughout the world.  A friend sent this video that basically does it for me.  For us?

How to feed the world? from Denis van Waerebeke on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8812686&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=ff9933&fullscreen=1

Just thought I’d put it out there to see if anyone is interested in this sort of stuff.  Don’t worry, if people aren’t into it, I won’t rain on the food porn parade with my politics 🙂 and I’ll stop postings of this type.

4 thoughts on “How the global food market starves the poor

  1. I’ve become much more interested and aware in the past couple years or so, and I think a lot of other people have too. I’m not prepared to give up meat (which this video does not directly suggest, I know) but I completely agree that we each need to make less environmentally (and thus economically) damaging choices. People are finally starting to realize that [short-term] high yields for cheap prices are not as important as sustainable yields.

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  2. I was a strict vegetarian for about 10 years. Then, about 10 years ago, I started eating meat again. And, like you, I’m not prepared to give up meat. Also, if I started limiting meat too much in our house, I might end up single 🙂

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