In this episode of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick talks with CPR Board Members Gilonne d'Origny and Laurie Ristino about the threats to farming as usual. They also taste-test an Impossible Burger. Listen, below, or return to the main Connect the Dots page.
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|Gilonne d'Origny is Translational Advisor for the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, which designs new proteins to solve problems in medicine, energy, and technology. She is a member of the board of directors of the Center for Progressive Reform. View bio.|
Laurie Ristino is Principal and Founder of Strategies for a Sustainable Future. She is a legal and policy expert on food security, the farm bill conservation title, ecosystem services and private lands conservation. View bio.
Publications of Interest:
- Laurie Ristino's CPRBlog posts on the Farm Bill, agricultural pollution and more
- Laurie Ristino's August 15, 2019, op-ed in The Hill, We Need a Climate Plan for Agriculture
- The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Chapter 10: Agriculture and Rural Communities
Some Other Useful Resources:
- Meet (with an "e") the Impossible Burger!
- David Montgomery and his book Dirt, The Erosion of Civilizations
- New Harvest
- FAIRR, A global network of investors addressing ESG issues in protein supply chains.
- Institute for Protein Design
- A recent article by George Monbiot in the Guardian, Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet
- FAO Stats for all world statistics, including livestock production . Regarding rural vs. urban population, see chart below.
- GLEAM: FAO’s Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model
- Perfect Day Foods which produced the first cellular agriculture food on the market — ice cream.
- Memphis Meats
- Beyond Meat
- Impossible Foods
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