Cooking For Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute

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: Excerpts of talks from this event in 2010

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking For Solutions Sustainable Foods Institute annual conference, a two day event for the media to promote learning and discussion around the many issues that impact food and sustainability issues. This year’s talks and panel discussions brought together an eclectic mix of scientific experts, environmental journalists, top sustainability chefs, science authors, and others to discuss the state of the ocean’s health, climate change, aquaculture, sustainable fishing and agriculture practices, genetic engineering, the obesity epidemic, and much more.

The Sustainable Foods Institute is a part of the Cooking For Solutions Celebration, a public event designed to foster better awareness between the food we eat, and its effect upon the environment. It’s also an opportunity to sample fabulous sustainably produced foods, wines, and organic foods, watch cooking demonstrations, and walk among the many fish exhibits that make the aquarium a world-class ocean museum.

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of full length talks and panel discussions from the 2010 Sustainable Foods Institute conference.


  1. william worrell says

    Wonderful initiative!

    A great way to reduce carbon emissions and expand sustainabilty can be realized by switching your diet from a grain base to a tree base (most current animals are fed grains, so dairy and meat use a lot of energy). You can start by eating more nuts, including starchy ones like chestnuts and acorn “flour” (available in Korean shops).Look for Almond Milk(a lot of soybeans are growing where there used to be trees), and nut butters which are delicious and go a long way as do all nuts, (making them economical).
    Tree crops offer incredible yields of highly nutritious protein, good fat, B vitamins and minerals in the case of nuts, ” pure water” and vitamins from fruits,
    Other foods (grains, grasses, vegetables, roots etc.) can then be planted beneath the trees, for variety and for animals *
    Tree crops can be stored and exchanged just like grains but with so many ecological, sustainable benefits.
    Trees also allow people to do other work in between caring for them, while attracting and stabilizing water rather than depleting it, clean the air, create shelter for animals, provide firewood, fibre for clothing and housing, and serve as our most powerful carbon capture sink.

      • Dave says

        Hey Rebecca,

        Great video, looks like an amazing conference. Interesting response from Ronald, apparently she does not swim outside her lane very much of biotech cheerleader.

        Thanks for sharing.


      • says

        Dave, this is an excellent conference. Hoping to get more out soon.
        Yes, on Ronald. She based her talk on the book she co-authored with her husband (and organic grower) Raoul Adamchak, “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food”. I’ll be looking for a copy soon.

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