Climate Progress has a great summary out today on Food Chain Reaction and its findings . For the full article, visit http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/04/13/3768953/food-crisis-game/
Last year, powerful global interests played a game with food in Washington, D.C.
The Food Chain Reaction presented policymakers, agricultural and environmental experts, and business leaders from India, Europe, China, the United States, Brazil, and Africa, with a scenario in the near future where pressure mounted on the global food system. The two-day gaming scenario was organized by the World Wildlife Fund and the Center for American Progress, as well as private-sector food giants Cargill, CNA, and Mars.
The participants represented major food producers and consumers from the years 2020 to 2030, as the game’s designers slowly upped the ante with crisis after crisis. Drought in North America’s breadbasket. El Niño and La Niña events cutting yields in India and Australia. Skyrocketing commodity prices. Repeat flooding in Bangladesh. Social unrest. Coups. They were asked to design security, agriculture, climate, and foreign policy in response.
What did they learn?
Read the full article at http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/04/13/3768953/food-crisis-game/
Top image: © Adriano Gambarini / WWF-Brazil