Over the last few years we have come to recognize that the federal government plays an important role in food and agriculture policy, and the future of our food system. Given this, we wanted to share our perspective on how Congress can use the next coronavirus economic relief bill to make smart, targeted investments that will reinforce the resilience of the food and agriculture supply chain and support a critical anchor of the U.S. economy.
New technologies have the potential to improve farmer profitability through increased efficiency, higher yields, and long term cost savings. In addition, many technologies such as soil biology and chemistry analysis can help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change, improve soil health and reduce future environmental impacts. But is it enough, soon enough?
Where We Grow from Here offers perspectives and stories focused on innovation by those who are advancing the overall quality and sustainability of the food system. Featured guests include entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and policymakers offering their unique perspectives on building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond.
Our team spent the last three months researching and monitoring the coronavirus situation and trying to understand the impact on the food system. The research ranges from desktop research to monitoring news outlets and speaking to various experts. We spent time speaking with epidemiologists, healthcare professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other investors to gather insights and develop a perspective on the implications of COVID-19 on food and agriculture.
The question of who is responsible for combating climate change is a loaded question, and one that has generated decades of debate among scientists, government, NGOs and the private sector. But the time for debate – and passing blame – has come and gone, we all need to step up and do our part. We have a unique opportunity to serve as a change agent by backing big, innovative thinking around climate solutions.
To bring true impact, we must build a stable, healthy and trustworthy food system for all people. This core belief is what makes us so passionate about our recent investment in Everytable - a food company with a powerful mission to make healthy food accessible to everyone. Learn more about how one LA based company is evolving at a critical moment and helping those in need.