Commonwealth National Podcast

Environmental Action through Eating: Best Bang for the Buck (8/10/2009)


Laura Stec, Chef; Co-author, Cool Cuisine
Eugene Cordero, Associate Professor of Meteorology, SJSU, Co-author, Cool Cuisine

Stec and Cordero will discuss the new economy through the eyes of the food system. Rather than expanding control and diminishing variations, this emerging new food economy is about expanding variety and building smaller yet efficient regional food systems. Cordero presents research on the energy efficiency of our food system and the relationship to our changing climate. A Taste of California cheese and vegetable platter, highlighting bee pollinator crops, will be served and discussed.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on August 10, 2009.