On Thursday I had the honor of presenting to Embassy House. An Edwardian mansion in San Francisco that’s been turned into a housing cooperative, Embassy House is home to many international residents and scientists.
The venue proved one of the fanciest we’ve ever presented to, and the audience of astrophysicists and neuroscientists had many novel and insightful comments.
After the presentation, we discussed local and systemic ways to address issues in our food system, while enjoying zucchini soup and coconut curry. Much of the discussion centered on the disconnect between urban consumers and our food, as well as ways to improve our food system while still maintaining a high enough yield to feed the world’s rapidly growing population.
Most everyone agreed that drastically decreasing animal product consumption, ending government subsidies for feed crops and CAFOs, and eliminating the food commodities market are cornerstones of improving food security worldwide.
Thank you to FFAC member Yuki Takahashi for organizing the presentation.