Book launch: Straight talk about food system challenges
BY HONOR DEARLOVE
Over the past several decades, most food systems around the world have evolved to reduce the prevalence of hunger, but many have introduced a new wave of serious dietary health concerns such as obesity. Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat, a new book by Robert Paarlberg, observes that many popular solutions to the world’s food system challenges might not be adequate for human and planetary health.
In a Feb. 10 book launch, Paarlberg—an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs—and other experts explored the book’s recommendations for solutions that can benefit farmers and consumers alike.