Growing Food To Heal The Planet

The advent of industrial-scale agriculture has meant that we’re producing more food than ever. But now we face dire threats to the future and health of people and the planet, many of them stemming from these production methods. Thankfully, social entrepreneurs are finding a way forward. For example, in the Netherlands, Geert van de Veer founded Herenboeren, a cooperative movement to reconnect people with the farms that feed them. In Brazil, Luis Fernando Guedes is working on new policies and building people power and resources to conserve the Atlantic Forest. Both are shifting power to producers and helping to usher in a decision-making framework that values sustained health over short-term yields. 

Corina Murafa, who as a co-lead for Ashoka’s Next Now and who looks over 600 solutions of Ashoka social entrepreneurs, gets their take on healing

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