In Episode 49, Quinn & Brian ask: What can the HUGE food and beverage companies do, right now, to improve U.S. food systems and drive trends towards a more sustainable future?
It’s a big and complicated question, but our guest Jennifer Mleczko is going to share the one simple thing you can do to address all of it at once. Jennifer is a consultant at the World Bank focused on sustainable development, specifically agriculture and, even more specifically, livestock.
There are environmental, social, economic, and political implications to the food systems we’ve created here in the United States; globalization, international trade, market consolidation, and the ways we produce food affects communities all around the globe. We aren’t always aware of how buying a package of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets from Walmart affects a small farm halfway across the country or the world, but every choice we make has consequences – and the more we work to bring awareness to these choices, the more we can do to transition to a more sustainable food system.
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The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
Jennifer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennifermleczko
Jennifer on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermleczko/
Find Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) near you: https://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Find a Farmers’ Market near you: https://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/
Download the Seasonal Food Guide app: https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/download-app
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