New Food Perspectives
Carolyn Steel Keynotes - Keynotes by Carolyn Steel focus on educating individuals on the transportation and production of...
To begin her speech, Steel shares various food-related facts with the audience. she reveals that one third of the world's grain crops are fed to animals each year (that are later killed for human consumption), that 19 million hectares of rainforests are lost each year to create arable land and that half of the food produced by the United States each day is thrown away. In other words, the way society interacts with food today is not sustainable for the future.
As a solution to this problem, Steel introcues the concept of 'Sitopia' which means 'Food Place.' Today's world is tremendously shaped by food and it is time that people begin to adopt new perspectives. By placing food at the center of life and family, we can live in a more sustainable manner and protect the future.