In February, legislators proposed the Green New Deal, “a sweeping attempt to reorient energy production and shift public resources in an urgent bid to make the U.S. carbon-neutral by 2030.” Award-winning journalist Christopher D. Cook, author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis, reported on what the plan might mean for food and agriculture in the United States for Civil Eats. In this episode, host Lisa Held talks to Cook about what he found: Are policymakers starting to take the impact of food production on the environment seriously? How might government policy address food system drivers of climate change? And if the legislation doesn’t go anywhere, are there other ways in which legislators will attempt to tackle the issue?
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