Questions in Sustainability

Sustainable Intensification and a Heaping Spoonful of Optimism

September 24, 2021

Professor Jules Pretty (University of Essex) and I start by discussing a useful concept: “sustainable intensification.”  Before long, Dr. Pretty guides us into philosophical issues in food production.  “We need to do good, as well as not do harm,” and why redesigning food systems lies in our future.  His optimistic nature is on full display when he advises students and others to “listen to each other,” and to “be leaders and change the world."

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