The current pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how we produce, distribute and consume food. Millions of people are suddenly going hungry. Restaurants around the world have shuttered - some of them, permanently. Some farmers have no way of selling their produce, and fishermen have given up going out to sea because no one is in the market for seafood. In developing countries, food markets have turned into major contagion hotspots. And yet, never before have we, as a society, thought as long and hard about how we eat, how to cook healthily, and how urban agriculture could, potentially, help more of us eat better.
On 27 May, we will hear from a diverse panel from across different sectors of food systems about the challenge and opportunities to improving how we produce and consume, and how the coronavirus pandemic may impact the future of food.
Our panelists are:
Soledad Barruti, an investigative journalist whose work includes the best-selling books about food systems in Latin America, Mala Leche and Malcomidos.
José Luis Chicoma, the Executive Director of Ethos Public Policy Lab who works at the intersection of food and politics (Yale World Fellow 2017).
Hallie Davison, a documentary producer whose work includes The Taco Chronicles, a James Beard Award-nominated Netflix series.
Avi Szapiro, chef and owner of Roia Restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut.
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