Live! This Sunday: "Eating Like Our Planet Depends on It"

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Join Us for a Conversation
with Grace Gershuny

On Creating Regenerative, Just Food Systems to Fight Climate Change and Help Heal the Earth

Sunday, November 29
10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern

Hunger in U.S. households almost tripled between 2019 and August 2020, with 14 times as many children going hungry, even though there should be plenty of food to feed everyone a nutritious diet. Clearly our corporate-controlled food system is unhealthy, unjust, and unsustainable.

Join us for a conversation with Vermont-based author, educator, and organic farming activist Grace Gershuny on transforming the U.S. food system into one that is regenerative, just, and accessible to all.

Gershuny’s book Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation is in its third printing. Her prior books are Start with the Soil, The Rodale Book of Composting, and The Soul of Soil.

Gershuny’s insider knowledge of official food policies and systems — she helped to craft the National Organic Program regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and developed an early certification program for the Northeast Organic Farming Association — as well as of organic farming, from her decades of food growing and organizing, give her a unique perspective.

Organic Revolutionary, writes reviewer Sarah Galbraith, is “chock-full of lessons applicable to today's food system activists . . . with many parallels to other social and environmental movements such as Black Lives Matter, gay marriage, global climate change, safe drinking water, banning plastics.”

Gershuny serves on the Institute for Social Ecology and Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition boards of directors. She teaches and develops curricula for ISE, works as an independent organic inspector and consultant, and has taught at Green Mountain, Prescott, Burlington, Goddard, and Sterling Colleges. Her master’s degree in extension education/ecological agriculture is from the University of Vermont.

Register now for Zoom. We will also livestream this event on our Facebook page and later post a recording on our YouTube channel.

Register for Grace Gershuny Grace Gershuny, author of Start with the Soil, The Rodale Book of Composting,The Soul of Soil, and Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation. A decade ago, China finished construction of the largest, most expensive, most powerful, and most controversial dam in the world: the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province. The world's largest hydroelectric megaproject has caused a series of environmental and human disasters, including catastrophic flooding earlier this year. Chinese leader Xi Jinping inspects the dam in 2018.

Xi Jinping's Gambit: What Does China's Commitment to "Carbon Neutrality" by 2060 Mean to the World?

Shanghai underwater with 4 degrees of warming In August, System Change Not Climate Change livestreamed an interview of scholar and historian Richard Smith on his new book China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse (Pluto, July 2020). Smith presented an ecosocialist analysis of China's role in the climate emergency and the powerful drivers within Chinese society that stand in the way of China's becoming an ecological civilization.

In September, China's leader, Xi Jinping, made a surprise announcement at the United Nations that China would become "carbon neutral" by 2060, a goal surpassing any to which the United States and other Western powers have committed themselves.
Today we are publishing Richard Smith's dissection of Xi Jinping's promise, revealing its inconsistency with fundamental features of China's present governance and economy. Smith writes:

When all is said and done, there is simply no way that Xi can, as he said in his UN speech, “peak China’s emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060” while also maintaining annual growth rates of 6-8%. He can “pursue development at the expense of protection and exploiting resources without restoration” or he can “transition to green and low-carbon development. . . take the minimum steps to protect the Earth, our shared homeland.” He can’t do both.
Smith's article is entitled Climate Arsonist Xi Jinping: A Carbon-Neutral Economy with a 6% Growth Rate? It is essential reading for climate activists who seek to understand the reality behind Xi's UN announcement. welcomes you!

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