David Quammen: There are connections between ecological destruction, pandemics and the food we eat. And those connections are important.
According to Quammen, all the choices we make as individuals and communities have consequences. And these consequences affect the health of animals, of ecosystems, and our own health. This concept is defined as ‘one health’, by some scientists who underline who our well-being is interdependent.
Viruses, too, are relevant to this discussion, as they’re also naturally-existing life-forms that, occasionally, jump from one species to another: alaso known as “spillover”.
David Quammen, journalist and author of numerous books including Spillover, finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Award and Scientific American Book of the Year. He’s also a writer for National Geographic and has written for Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic and Rolling Stone.
The Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. This Food Talk is supported by Reale Mutua.
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