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Mark Hyman: How to Fix Our Food System

March 18, 2020
Mark Hyman: How to Fix Our Food System
Mark Hyman, MD, author of Food Fix, lays out a master plan for reversing the global epidemic of chronic disease. Hyman explains the way our food industry undermines our health, economy, and environment. The statistics he’s gathered are staggering: We spend an estimated $2 trillion worth of resources on growing food that is thrown away. According to the UN, we have about sixty crop cycles left. The conventional way we grow food is destroying the quality of our soil. The goodnews? Converting to regenerative agriculture could stop climate change for the next twenty years,says Hyman. Bipartisan teams are campaigning to drive policy change—and senators and congresspeople are listening. Consumers are changing their choices and voting with their wallets and forks, says Hyman. There are options for composting and ways to avoid industrial-made foods and GMOs. (And you can support campaigns like FoodPolicyAction.org to hold legislators accountable for their votes on food and farm policy.) When we look at the big picture, we’re able to see that although food is the cause of the problem, it may also be the cure, says Hyman.

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