During her recent speech at the MAD3 Symposim in Copenhagen, Vandana Shiva shared facts about the tragic effect monopolized industrial agriculture has had in her native India and other parts of the world.
Farmer suicides, debt, malnutrition are the result of what has become an agriculture of war, she said. Shiva challenged chefs to have the guts to stand up against genetically modified seeds in a movement she calls ''food freedom.''
Shiva, a trail blazer who left her job in physics to become an activist for biodiversity, has spent 40 years fiercely defending seed freedom, farmers and animal welfare. Watch her in action:
Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.
A four-day restaurant week, a day dedicated to staff learning, and cooking demonstrations for the public are just a few of the new ways of working in Dan Barber's new vision for his NY restaurant and farm. Find out more.