2020 Climate Diet Summit ENCORE
DAY 1: Why Agriculture Matters
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The Solution Beneath Our Feet
Rachel Parent is a youth activist whose passions include food and climate, social justice, animal rights, responsible consumption, and environmental protection. In 2012, Rachel founded Kids Right to Know, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating youth, about the connection between food production and climate change, with a focus and transparency in the labeling of Genetically Modified Food in Canada and the USA.
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How Current Agriculture Policies are Devastating Our Environment and How We Can Fix the Rigged System
After years of activism, Connie Spence discovered a dark, unnoticed truth; the agriculture industry had removed themselves from the laws of supply and demand. The US farm bill incentivized animal farmers to produce surplus regardless of changing demands. Year after year, they got more and more bailouts while dumping dairy down drains and shipping off surplus cheese and meat for the federal government to store at taxpayers' expense. As CEO of Agriculture Fairness Alliance, Connie is determined to bring fairness back to farm policy and to make the animal ag industry play by the rules of supply and demand once again.
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Food Justice: Using Food as a Tool for Social Change
lauren Ornelas has been involved in social justice for decades and is the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project, which seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. Some of their focus includes educating consumers to purchase fair-trade chocolate so they don't unknowingly support child labor and slavery, advancing farm workers rights through regulatory changes, and supporting communities' access to healthy food.
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