The summit is sold out, but you can join by watching live right here!
There are nearly seven billion people who need to eat and more being born every day. We have a global food system that degrades our land, our health and our humanity through short-sighted practices and policies that benefit a few at the top.
We believe that change must come both literally and figuratively from the ground up, through innovative regional food models that have proven workable, sustainable and inclusive to many.This Summit flows from our conviction that the current global food system is ecologically, economically, and energetically unsustainable and that ambitious, knowledgeable and radical reform is necessary for a healthy food system that can feed a hungry planet.
At the core of our work is the question “How can we create regional food systems that are viable alternatives to the conventional one that exists now?”The Food Systems Summit at the University of Vermont will convene a dynamic and diverse group of people through conferences, courses, and events this summer to discuss and plan strategies that address this issue. There is no better place than Vermont (especially in the summertime) to bring together the people for this necessary revolution. Vermont’s human scale allows it to serve as a “living laboratory” for exploring new solutions to these chronic problems. Vermont’s tradition of positive deviance and cutting-edge innovation, in the face of adversity, is widely shared beyond its borders and makes it a rich site for the creation of sustainable models adaptable around the world. Free live streaming by Ustream Public Conference Thursday, June 28, 2012 Time: 1:00pm-6:30pm The conference is full, so join us online right here!
- Resilient Farming Systems
- Safe and Healthy Food
- Strong Regional Food Systems
- Food Security and Improved Access
- Real Food Education
- Businesses for a Hungry Planet
- Policy Advocacy