Perspectives on 21st Century Agriculture
From Jeff Layne
President, Roots of Change
Michael Dimock refers to his organization, Roots of Change, as a “Think & Do Tank.” Roots of Change is working to align the food movement across California and create a sustainable food system by the year 2030. The organization provides staff and funds for the California Food Policy Council, so that 21 regions of the state can work together. This talk focuses on Mr. Dimock’s belief that, in the last 100 years, Americans have lost their focus on agriculture. He contends that agriculture has moved from being a foundation of communities to a cheap source of food. He discusses the opportunity that sustainable agriculture provides to change that perception.
Recorded: March 6, 2014