Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dan Barber and How Food Should be Created

This is an amazing TED talk by Blue Hill Farm chef Dan Barber at the Taste3 conference about a small farm in Spain that has found a humane way to produce foie gras (one of the most inhumane (and tastiest) food's out there). Raising his geese in a natural environment, farmer Eduardo Sousa embodies the kind of food production Barber believes in.

You might think it's funny a vegetarian would push a foie gras talk but the point at the end are Totally Choice: We need now to adopt a new conception of agriculture, really new, one where we stop treating the planet as if it were some kind of business liquidation. And we need to stopped degrading resources under the guise of cheap food. We can start by looking to farmers like Eduardo for solutions, farmers who rely on nature for solutions, for answers. Rather than imposing solutions on nature, we should be listening. Listening, as Janine Benyus one of my favorite writers and thinkers about this topic says: Listening to nature’s operating instruction.

Totally Choice!

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