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Modern agriculture triggered some of today’s greatest challenges

In this Natural Products Expo West 2019 session, Philip Taylor of Mad Agriculture urges food brands—including organic ones—to work with suppliers to support healthy farming practices and rural communities.

 “It’s absolutely critical that we start giving back to the earth we’ve taken from, on so many levels. Climate change is not the problem; it’s a symptom of the problem.”

—Philip Taylor, Mad Agriculture

 

Highlights:

  • What does it mean to live well on Earth? Even organic brands might contribute to problems such as climate change if they do not work with their suppliers.
  • Instead of accumulating wealth in cities, food brands need to give farmers more support to practice regenerative agriculture and revitalize rural communities.
  • Brands don’t have to work directly with farmers or suppliers. Organizations and other companies are great sources for ideas or assistance. 

This session—Building Bridges Between Farms and Brands–Setting the Stage—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019. Click "download" below to access the presentation slides.

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