Community Supported Agriculture As A Strategy For Sustainable Living
By Aparajita Sengupta
25 August, 2013
This talk was delivered at the International Conference on Environment and Its Impact on Society organized by J D Birla Institute, Kolkata on 19th August 2013. The talk looks into the relationship between food and the environment through a discussion on community supported agriculture farms. It touches upon the issues of toxic food and waste and suggests chemical-free, sustainable, community-based local food systems as alternatives to a culture of consumption. It particularly underlines the need for urban populations to address the impact of modern lifestyles on the environment, and to assess how they are parts of the problem as well as of possible solutions. The speaker and her husband run a small community supported agriculture farm called Smell of the Earth in Kolkata, India.
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