October 20th Reading Intergration (healthy food for all (Solutions …
October 20th Reading Intergration
Healthy soil is the start of a big system that can either work well or fall apart. It creates healthier plants and there for healthy animals. Using less fertilizers cleans the water. Having healthy plants also helps with erosion control.
Working with nature creates better food
Can people afford the food that is created using a truly sustainable system?
Is the biofuels part of section 9 a subsidy? Does it take food out of the food system, and make food crops more expensive ?
Rural Economic Development
Costs 98 billion a year
Seems like it contradicts the other points of the bill
Farming Research and innovation
what is a just urban food system
can people afford the food produced in local sustainible food systems
fair trade is a better alternative for many people in foreign countries
farming and slavery connection
should the focus be changed to social justice
Leading from the Emerging Future
you have to rid yourself of the small self to reach the big self
the whole universe is just one self. religious people call it god, philosophers call it the fundamental nature, scientists all it energy, Buddhists call it Atma , chinese call it tao, arabs call it allah. Every culture knows theres an ultimate something
We have to listen before we can be innovative
great lakes compact
Unless the proposal is to provide water to a straddling community that includes an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone.
Added specially for Foxconn, Whats the point, of having international pacts when certain states or countries go rouge They are breaking an international contract knowingly
clean lakes alliance
Effluent permitted levels of phosphorous are higher than many of the levels of the lakes. Some are really close to detection limits, where in statistically the level might not be actually there
lower permit levels for industry, and municipality needed. Or systems will eventually match those permitted levels
How cape town was saved from running out of water
Why does it take a catastrophic event to get people to change their behavior?
Agricultural jobs lost
Extreme water use restriction
Innovative ways to farm with less water.
Desalination most promising, groundwater use is just a band aid
healthy food for all
Inherit problems of programs being mostly volunteer based
Lots of different nonprofits
Lack of coordination
Better school lunches
Fresh food Financing
Making convinece stores more like kwik trip
Co op model
Affordability is a problem
Low income kids Twice as likely to be obese
Mission : to access specific needs of low income people
Dane County Food Coalition
Dane County Food Policy Council
Mayor’s Food Policy Council