A.G. Kawamura, owner and partner of Orange County Produce, L.L.C. and Western Growers Board Director, recently spoke at a local TEDx Orange Coast Conference taking on the notion that our national food system is broken and needs fixed. His speech entitled, “Food is a privilege, not a right,” takes on the critics who think that we need to change our views about food and agriculture.
According to A.G., “Critics say we need to change our diets, change the way we eat, change what we eat, and even change the way we produce what we eat, and as a farmer I have to disagree respectfully because I see it a different way. In fact, I see that our national food system has been delivering more abundance, to more people, than has ever been on the planet. It’s an amazing system of abundance that we have to work with.” A.G. goes on to deliver an inspiring speech about how the agriculture industry and has evolved and continues to evolve.
President and CEO of Western Growers, Tom Nassif couldn’t agree more with A.G. and felt compelled to circulate his videotaped talk to a broader audience. “This is the best speech I have ever heard on agriculture and feeding the world. A.G. takes the ‘naysayers’ head on and refutes their faulty assertions about what ag is doing to the environment with facts and by using straightforward terminology,” Nassif said.
TEDx bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. We hope you will take 18 minutes out of your day and give A.G.’s speech a listen. It’s worth the investment in time.
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