With climate change, environmental breakdown, and pandemics wreaking havoc on food systems over the coming years, the "silver bullet" solutions offered by the new agro-food giants may prove irresistible to panicking policymakers. This year's UN Food Systems Summit—arising from a partnership between the UN and the World Economic Forum—will be a showcase for corporate-led "solutions."
In other words, the keys of the food system are already being handed over to data platforms, e-commerce giants, and private equity firms.
Beyond food, as supply chain continues to break down and inflation explodes, what’s on your list to stock up on?
Some worthwhile (and under-discussed) items
- Clothes, and tools to sew/repair
- Good Soil / amendments
- Tools, for garden and beyond
- How to... Books!
A look at food prices and the socioeconomic effect of hyperinflation in Lebanon (as the Governments advises us, not to worry about the inflation numbers)...
Another example of increasing inflation is Turkey, as of now between 16%-19% (2021)
Absolutely critical to understand things are bad and not getting better.
For similar reasons, GM and Ford and other automakers around the world are slowing down manufacturing, temporarily shutting auto plants, and furloughing workers.
A recovering world economy that depends upon the synchronized, smooth running of global supply chains is now being slammed by what has turned out to be synchronized disruptions.
It is fair to say the UN Food Systems Summit is considering every option when evaluating how to get YOU to eat their FAKE FOOD:
From taxes, dietary guidelines, regulation of advertising, nudges, front-of-pack warnings, meals in public canteens, pressure on companies, school curricula, and on, and on...
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