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Prince Charles at the Food Conference

Speakers included U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, author and filmmaker Eric Schlosser, and poet Wendell Berry. Yet the most surprising and memorable speech was made by the Prince of Wales on the crucial need for the world agriculture industries to adopt sustainable farming practices for the sake of global health and economic security.

Prince Charles is a long-time supporter of organic and sustainable farming, but this speech took his advocacy a step further, urging government officials and global agriculture industries to re-evaluate the current food structure in favor of more sustainable practices in order to secure the resilience of our planet as well as our global economy.

“Questioning the conventional world view is a risky business. And the only reason I have done so is for the sake of your generation and for the integrity of Nature herself.”

The prince painted a grim picture of the current food system, arguing that it is depleting our resources and weakening our food system and economies at unprecedented rates.



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