This photograph is by Lucinda Devlin. She has a few photos focusing on agribusiness in her recent exhibition at weatherspoon art museum.
The museum trip seemed serendipitous considering my recent invitation to attend Let's Build a Better Food Policy: 2017 Food Tank Summit DC.
I have been writing about medicine and analyzing data for a little more than a "score". Only recently did I start looking a little deeper into including a 360 view of discussions around health policy and economics. It seemed short-sighted not to...
I agree the term "climate change" can be polarizing--for the entire recorded history of our planet--the climate has indeed changed but semantics aside, sh*t is getting real. What is different, and verified by all of the leading scientific minds is the unsustainability of our natural resources. We should move the debate outside the labels of climate change or global warming and start a narrative.
The Food Tank Think Tank audience didn't have to use the vernacular "climate change" to describe how their crops were destroyed by disease, too much or too little water--they live it every day. Perhaps we should call it a climate disruption and start looking for solutions.
But where is your power as a "consumer" in a market that lacks transparency in the costs of its services? It is no wonder that at a time when our natural resources are entering the capitalistic frameworks that profit so few and harm so many we have evolved into a disease economy.
What if we collectively expanded "patient outcomes" to extend to thriving communities where housing, education, nutrition, safe water and air, transportation, and access to truly "health"-focused care intersect at a global level.
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” -Julia Child