Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed

Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed

by Vandana Shiva

We live in a world of 80,000 edible plants where about 150 are being cultivated, and only 8 are traded globally. A world that produces food for 12 billion people when there are only 6.3 billion people living, and 800 million suffer from hunger and malnutrition - with many more suffering from diseases easily eliminated with better food. Food is modified to travel long distances rather than to be nutritious and flavorful. This book draws up a program for food and agriculture to become more socially and ecologically sustainable. Food is vital to the health of our bodies, economies, and environment - and this book imagines a food system that is sustainable, healthy, and just.