While the current political and economic climate has the environmental movement under siege, the good food movement is thriving. The interest in eating well transcends traditional political, social and economic boundaries, and if it continues to gain momentum, it could bring about many of the social, political and environmental transformations that traditional environmental groups have been unable to push through. It makes sense, right? Everyone eats. When most people realize how much better they could be eating, they tend to want to follow that path. Time Magazine has a thorough overview of the torrid growth of the food movement and its implications for ‘green’ sensibilities of all stripes.
Want to dive a little deeper? Last week’s TedxManhattan conference featured an event called “Changing The Way We Eat.” Many of the region’s best farming and food minds joined the panel to share their thoughts and perspectives on how to create a better food system. Missed it? Fear not: Dereck Denckla has a nice roll-up of the whole event on his blog The Greenest.