Degrowth: Healthier Food Grown Locally
Presented on February 7, 2024
The United States uses enormous amounts of energy and labor while causing ecological destruction in order to manufacture food that is awful. The worst example is “factory farms” (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) that are spreading like a disease. Alternatives are growing. Agriculture does not need to be complicated.
A connection to nature can help heal relationships within and between localities. Eating locally and seasonally means travel time for food goes down as do preservatives and additives. Coordinated farmers’ markets can help fight food insecurity with lower costs and bring fresh, local food to those with limited mobility. Join us with your thoughts and experiences with local agriculture.
Barbara Chicherio, Green Party of St. Louis
Del Bachand, Generations Healing Center
Sandy Allonen, Registered Dietician
Ashley Carter, Regional Environmental Council
Miguel & Carla Alexander, Communities One Project (Moderators)