Synopses & Reviews
On May 4, 2011, Prince Charles gave the keynote speech at the Future of Food conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Rodales special commemorative edition of that speech has been enhanced with an all-new foreword by Wendell Berry and afterword by Will Allen and Eric Schlosser.
Sustainability, specifically in global food systems, is an issue the Prince has championed for decades. His speech addresses such issues as the growing global food shortage and wasteful contemporary agricultural practices that, over time, will deplete our soil, harm the workers who toil in the fields, and have cataclysmic impact on the global economy. In their stead he advocates organic farming and agricultural systems that are environmentally and economically resilient -- systems, for the well being of future generations, must be adopted today.
"Chock full of important points about the pitfalls of the industrial food system and ways to address them...a handy guide to good talking points about the food system...this small book goes beyond laying out the facts (though it does that as well). Prince Charles conveys real empathy -- for those struggling to feed their families, and for those attempting to solve the world's hunger problem with genetically-modified crops and intensified agriculture. If we could all speak so knowledgeably and kindly of these issues, perhaps the global food debate would be a bit more measured and informed." -- SeriousEats.com
The Prince's Speech is a stirring, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful call to action from one of the world's leading proponents of sustainable farming practices, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
About the Author
HRH Prince of Wales is well-known for his charity work and dedication to issues such as the built environment, sustainable agriculture, inner-city renewal and architectural preservation. The Princes Charities, a group of 20 not-for-profit foundations of which he is either patron or president, serves as the UKs largest multi-cause charitable enterprise.