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WATCH: Carlo Petrini: The Earth Is Not an Infinite Resource, Part 2

Factory farming is taking a terrible toll on our planet and our health. Humans have been clever enough to figure out how to squeeze the maximum yield out of every square inch of earth for maximum profit—regardless of nutrition or environmental safety. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of people go hungry every day.

Carlo Petrini, author of Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, knows that we can—and must—change our ways.

From Cooking Up a Story:

Agriculture has by its very nature a system of built-in limitations. But according to Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, we have figured out how to bypass many of those limits, and as a result, society pays a terrible cost.

Read the whole article here.

 
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