Italian farmers cultivate endangered beans — ones boarded onto the Slow Food Ark of Taste. They join forces with chefs to enlist local mayors to embrace Meatless Monday and the taste of place. In short, we must all Let It Bean. Though still in its infancy, this municipal strategy is beginning to bear fruit.Read this post
15 June 2021
In preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit, key organizations are staging dialogues, including this one convened by UNFSS-AT2 China Action Hub. I am excited to join Meatless Monday partners, China's Good Food Fund, and Slow Food Great China, for a discussion about how to transform the main food source for urban communities in China — wet markets. Pressures to modernize these ancient institutions are great. Aging infrastructure, unimaginative management, and a complicated business model contribute to stress upon these important public markets. Having contributed a chapter to their handbook, Vision for a WET Market Revolution, I will join other authors who provide guidelines, best practices, and new ideas to energize these critical institutions to positively affect consumer and producer behavior in China. The collaboration reimagines Wet Market to mean W (Well-being), E (Ecology), and T (Transformation). This concept has been submitted to the Summit as a solution in the development process.
This digital event is convened by the UNFSS-Action Track 2 China Action Hub: Link to join event here.
15 June 2021
20:00 - 22:30 Beijing time (GMT+8)
8:00 - 10:30 NYC time (ET)
On this particular #TBT (with mischief in the air — April Fools), I am reminded of this delicious assignment from Karen Karp.Read this post