Just ahead of next week's EC4004 jump into inequality and macroeconomics, here's a great talk on the processes of actually feeding a city (ht: Tim Berry). Important bits from the talk:
- We lose about 47 million acres of rainforest every year. And at the same time, we lose about 50 million acres of farm land to salinization and erosion.
- Half the food produced in the USA is thrown away.
- A billion of us are obese while another billion starve.
- 80% of global trade in food is controlled by five corporations.