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Bryan McDonald on our Food Future

by SKeira Jul 21, 2015

Environmental historian and contributor to Rock Blogs Professor Bryan McDonald recently talked with David Pacchioli of Research Penn State about some of the central themes of McDonald's most recent book Food Security. The Research Penn State piece begins with a reminder that globalization means much more than the internet and high-speed travel, and it ends by calling our attention to the uneven distribution of the benefits of a globalized food supply system. While maintaining the view that most of what we eat is safe and healthy, McDonald urges us to consider questions about food production not simply from the perspective of economic efficiency, but also within the broader frameworks of human security, development, and environmental and social sustainability.