If you missed the conversation about the food and climate connection on “About Health” on KPFA.org 94.1FM, you can hear it now at https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=219892
We were joined by ANNA LAPPÉ, author of Diet for a Hot Planet and NAVINA KHANNA, Field Director of Live Real. How does the way we eat, grow, and buy food impact our planet, and what can each of us do about it?
This is a ripe time to be talking about the climate crisis, food, and health.
“With seven principles for a climate-friendly diet and success stories from sustainable food advocates around the globe, Anna Lappé offers a vision of a food system that can be part of healing the planet. An engaging call to action, Diet for a Hot Planet delivers a hopeful message during troubling times.”
Anna Lappé is a widely respected author and educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute. She is currently the head of the Real Food Media Project, a new initiative to spread the story of the power of sustainable food using creative movies, an online action center, and grassroots events. – http://smallplanet.org/about/anna/bio#sthash.5TEVN3ma.dpuf
Navina Khanna is an organizer based in Oakland, CA and a Fellow at Movement Strategy Center. She has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she’s worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate, and is currently building a national cross-sector food and farm justice coalition called HEAL Food Alliance (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor). Navina serves on the Boards of Food Policy Action and Richmond’s Urban Tilth. A first-generation South Asian American, Navina’s worldview is shaped by growing up – and growing food – in India and the U.S. Also check out http://www.plateoftheunion.com/