Of the 6.7 billion people currently living on this planet, one billion of them are overweight, while another 800 million starve. The present day agriculture paradigm, which incorporates troubling practices like monocultures, CAFO's, and the government-subsidized production of high-fructose corn syrup, clearly cannot adequately feed our current population.

So, what are we going to do in 2050 when demographers estimate there will be an additional 2.5 billion people on the planet?
In 2009 we assembled a wide-ranging lineup of scientists, chefs, thinkers and activists who framed both the problems and potential solutions. We hope you walk away from this symposium with a better sense of what to put on your own table.

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Moving Mountains Symposium 2009 - Food

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What will be on our table in the year 2050?

Friday, May 22, 2009 • 9:00am-3:30pm

The Symposium was an all-day topical immersion that included presentations, panel discussions and audience Q&A.

The way we eat, both on an individual level and globally,…


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What will be on our table in the year 2050?

Friday, May 22, 2009 • 9:00am-3:30pm

The Symposium was an all-day topical immersion that included presentations, panel discussions and audience Q&A.

The way we eat, both on an individual level and globally, is changing rapidly. With obesity and global food prices on the rise, people around the world are trying to make the right food choices for their waistline and their bottom line. At the same time, healthful culinary awareness is growing through localvore and slow food movements, giving people antidotes to heavily processed and excessively transported foods.

"Our last two Moving Mountains Symposia have focused on energy and water, respectively. With all of the current confusion about what to eat - what's really organic, what genetically modified foods are all about, why milk costs so much more all of a sudden - food seemed like a natural fit this year. Like energy and water, food represents an issue of extremely critical and fundamental importance to everyone on Earth. And it's an issue that's deeply mired in misunderstanding, misinformation and mismanagement." -Festival Director David Holbrooke
The Symposium addresses the following question:

Of the 6.7 billion people currently living on this planet, one billion of them are overweight, while another 800 million starve. The present day agriculture paradigm, which incorporates troubling practices like monocultures, CAFO's, and the government-subsidized production of high-fructose corn syrup, clearly cannot adequately feed our current population.

So, what are we going to do in 2050 when demographers estimate there will be an additional 2.5 billion people on the planet?

We assembled a wide-ranging lineup of scientists, chefs, thinkers and activists who framed both the problems and potential solutions. We hope you walk away from these videos from the symposium with a better sense of what to put on your own table.

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