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Fixing our Food: the Debate on Farming, Our Planet and Sustainable Agriculture

I came across this great article by Tamar Haspel in the Washington Post who depicts beautifully the dogmatic debate on food and agriculture and why it’s necessary to move away from it. Haspel analyzes the effects of modern conventional agriculture, locally grown food and anti-GMO, or organic farming. Farming and the world’s agricultural landscape is not a black and white topic. There are many factors which lead in to safe and sustainable farming.

Haspel discusses our current options, and how feeding people and protecting the planet is a topic that is “irredeemably gray”. With such balance and so eloquently presented, one must read this article and wonder – is there a single way to solve our sustainable agricultural problems?


Morgane Danielou

Morgane has been working in international development and communications in relation to the agrifood sector for the past 15 years. She has worked for international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. She has been a spokesperson for specific industries as well as business groups in international policy processes. For two years, she was the private sector representative at the UN Committee on World Food Security where she helped found the Private Sector Mechanism. She was also vice-chair of the Food and Agriculture Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD. Morgane is passionate about building engagement with diverse stakeholders and representing civil society in United Nations processes and agencies. She has a strong background in corporate and digital communications.

Prior to joining Emerging Ag, Morgane was Director of Communications at the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA). During her time at IFA, she co-chaired the Farming First coalition. She also worked for the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She has conducted fieldwork in Latin America and Africa. A French national, Morgane is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish. She holds a Master of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, an MBA from the Sorbonne Graduate Business School, a BA in History from the Sorbonne University and a BA in Chinese from the International Institute of Oriental Languages.

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