Friday, January 20, 2017

DRAFT: We, humanity, are the Problem; the Change we need is to our Essential Human Nature:

Synopsis:

The change we need to survive is the change in us, humanity. Humanity unconsciously often talks as if the worlds' problems are "environmental problems,", problems outside of ourselves, which do not stem from humanity itself. But our problem is ourselves. We have no peace ; we have violence and turmoil inside and we project this lack of peace outside of ourselves and create the world in which we live: violent and destructive. This world is no more than a reflection of the collective consciousness inside of humanity which is largely unconscious, insane.

Suffering is the way the cosmos seeks to transform, to grow, humanity, humantiy consciosuness, but because we run from our suffering, we run from our transformation and the change we need to survive! Whew!. Truth.

If we can remember that : we are more than our suffering, and that through our suffering is the only way forward;

that we will only suffer more if we do not face our suffering;

that help is always available;

and that we do not need to do it alone and that it can even be fun we might transform ourselves so that we might survive. 

We need to do is destroy our ego, pure unconsciousness, and replace it with our being instead, pure consciousness. Then, we humanity, might have a chance to survive.The change that is needed is the change in us, humanity; we must resolve the discord inside of us and replace it with peace, so we project a peaceful and harmonious world. This is possible! 

Humanity is the problem. We are destroying ourselves. We talk about "environmental problems," food system change" environmental change, social justice, but humanity is the problem. We are destroying ourselves.

Its not the environment; iit is note the food system ts not anything outside of ourselves that is broken, It is we, humanity that is broken and it is ourelves we must heal in oreder to save ourselves,.. Its we ourselves who are destroying ourselves.

We do not have peace and so we are fighting and destroying ourselves.

We project our violence inside of us, the lack of peace, outside of ourselve s, onto tohers onto the environemnt etc etc and then we seek to destroy the tohers etcetc. But the lack of peace, the violnece, the unconsciousness is inside of ourselves and it is there that we must focus any solution to dave humanity, on ourselves, on our insides, our very consciousness, transform that so that we are peaceful and then project peace.

There is no other way to save ourslves.

For the lack of peace within us is the proenm. Not the environment, not the other, but here and now ourselves, the violence inside oursvles.

Our world is nothting but this violence projected outside of ourselves, from inside oursevels to the outide of ourselves.


Peace in oneself Peace n teh world.

We do not need technology . We simply need to go home and face the violence and discord inside of us. When we arrange our home inside everything esel will fall in place, ourside of us because reality is only a porjection of our internal state.
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But we resist going home to ourselves because there is suffering.

Suffering is the way to transform ourselves and because we run from our suffering, we run from our transformation and the change we need! Whew!. Truth. If we can remember that we are more than our suffering, and that through our suffering is the only way forward. And that we will only suffer more if we do not face our suffering, and that help is always available and that we do not need to do it alone and that it can even be fun, we can transform ourselves so that we might survive. All we need to do is destroy our ego and replace it with our being instead, humility, humbleness and the joy of being. Then we humanity might have a chance to survive.

This is the most difficult work yet the work that must be done.

We can do it.

We must do it if we are to survive.

Reality is no more than our porection of our external consciounsnesses.

Change or die.

face your suffering or die.

Says the cosmos, consciousness itself.....We make it seem as if the pronbems are outisde of us. We talk about environmental proeblems for example.. There are no environmental probnems. rather we are beings who are destroying our own environment upon which we need to live. WHy would we do that. What kind of unconsciousness, insiaty is that. We must transform ourselves, not our environemnt, ourselves, if we are to survive.

We must take the voyage inside of ourselve sot resolve all that is not peaceful there. In that way our consciousness will bepeaceful and refelct and create a peaceful work that lives in harmoney with nature, consciousnes..

Otherwise wwe will surely extinguish ourselves. No ifas ands or butts.

Nor is it a mystery how we neeed to change ourselves. We must destroy our ego. ALl spirital leader agree and let consciousness control us.

Blackalicious "Mama Tanya Fields" Black Power Hummus! On her "Revolutionary" new Cooking Show: Mama Tanya's Kitchen!

Blackalicious "Mama Tanya Fields" Black Power Hummus! on her "Revolutionary" New Cooking Show: Mama Tanya's Kitchen!

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Neither you nor Your kitchen will  be the same!!!!!!

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Food Movement leader located in the Bronx, NY, USA "Mama Tanya Fields" launches a new  cooking show featuring such healing revoltuonary dishes as "Black Power Hummus" and Savory Sweet Potato Mash Up!  Mama Tanya's Kitchen Episode 5: Black "Power Hummus & Savory Sweet Potato Mashup


Says Food Movement Leader best known as "Mama Tanya Fields:" 
"As many of you know I launched an online cooking show, Mama Tanya's Kitchen on YouTube. Mama Tanya's Kitchen seeks to give Black Women a visible, humorous and approachable voice in the expansive cooking/food entertainment landscape. I seek to elevate families, Black women and positive, balanced approaches to eating nutritious whole foods. We also use my cyber kitchen as a landscape to discuss the many political and lifestyle topics that are relevant to us. I ask you to check it out. If you like it please share amongst your network with your stamp of approval. I am also looking to work with other organizers, activist, writers, thought thinkers and cultural influencers, so if you have an idea you'd like to feature on the show please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your feedback." 

I don't know about you, but I'm making some Black Power Hummus today!!!! 

Mama Tanya's Kitchen Episode 5: Black Power Hummus &

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Co-option is the Promise of a Better World without Suffering or Loss:"Rosy Solutions" Too Good to be True Where No One Suffers, No One Loses Anything, Nothing Changes. This Simply is Not Reality.



I have been pondering co-option recently. I think I pretty much know it when I see it. I think I can pretty much tell it from the real thing, but I have many friends, young primarily and many not so young, who want to be part of building the better world we all need, but who cannot tell the difference between co-option and the real evolution we need to survive. So, It has been swirling around in my consciousness how to explain what it is, what  I think I am able to sense about co-option: what I think I know about co-option, what it is I am able to sense about something that lets me know it is co-option when I see it. 

Co-option is a "solution" which requires no suffering by humanity, no loss. It essentially promises change, the better world, without anyone having to give up anything, without anyone every having to suffer, without loss, without pain, without change. Essentially; it is change without change: the mere illusion of change and that is why truly it is co-option, not the change we need; not evolution, not growth.

This is the critical plank of co-option: it promises change without suffering, without change essentially, without loss, without pain, without suffering. That is why it is so attractive to human beings, society, the world. We are led to believe we can grow and change without giving up anything. We are led to believe we can grow and evolve without suffering.

This simply is not the reality in which humanity finds itself. Life involves suffering, sometimes great suffering for growth and change. And unfortunately humanity largely resists change unless forced. "Suffering" is that force. Our suffering is the greatest alchemical force there is. Life without suffering which co-opted "solutions" offer is a fantasy, a fantasy heralded by a humanity in denial of reality which is sadly most of us.

This is humanity as its worse: wanting to stay children, wanting not to grow up; refusing to embrace its power by staying childlike; refusing responsibility, evolution, growth, wisdom, enlightenment, Nirvana even, because we refuse to grow up because we simply refuse to suffer...even a little bit, and even for our own good and the good of our children and for goodness, truth, beauty, and wisdom itself. We want to remain children because we want to avoid pain, to avoid legitimate suffering for our own good, for the good of the all.

This is creating a huge price to pay for us all, and is simply not acceptable.

It is not good for anyone to stay stuck, not to grow. It is not good for those who refuse nor for the rest of us. Growth is the law of reality, consciousness. If you refuse to grow, you are simply increasing your suffering to come multi fold.

This is not reality; evolution, growth, without change, without loss, without suffering, simply does not exist. Real change, real growth always requires suffering, loss, requires giving up something or change. And it is worth it. We turn around and look back and see it was worth it. 

Furthermore, it is the way. There is no other way. This is the way. This is truth, beauty, wisdom the way of all there is.

To refuse to change, grow, evolve is to invite more and more suffering, calamity, total destruction, until we surrender, change and grow, evolve. This is the way, the only way.

This means giving up something, change, loss, and suffering, but for our own good, and for the overall good, for our own growth and evolution.

The only way you can change or grow without suffering is to give up, to change, to grow, to forfeit, to surrender voluntarily and graciously. To have the insight or work to see the way forward and to go there graciously, to surrender, to sacrifice, to forfeit, without having to be forced. But few of us can see the evolution we need to make without being forced or shown through our suffering. For those who can and choose to comply before suffering, their life are grace.

There are those wise, evolved people among us for sure. The ones we know most are the quiet and humble people in our families and community, who accept life with grace, humility, humor, love and grace, i.e., the salt of the earth.

But that is not what co-option is about. Co-option is not about acceptance with grace, but about avoiding the legitimate suffering required to grow, by producing an illusion of change, not real change, so no one has to suffer or give up anything.

Ultimately, it creates more suffering.

So for my young and other friends who wonder what co-option is, I advise, if there is no loss, no suffering, everybody gets to keep going on the way they have been, humantiy does not change, society does not have to change; nothing really changes, there is no loss, no suffering and no growth, evolution, that is co option. It is truly too good to be true. No suffering is co-option. No loss is co-option. No change, no growth no evolution is co-option. Suffering and loss are the key indicators real change is taking place.

Co-option is a promise of a better world without anyone or anything have to change, suffer, experience loss or grow. But that simply is not reality.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Are All Our Crises, Not Just Our Food Crises, Spiritual Crises? Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, gives up the law for the Seminary.

Are All Our Crises, Not Just Our Food Crises, Spiritual Crises? Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, gives up the law for the Seminary.

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is shifting her work from political to spiritual. Are all human crises spiritual crises? A spiritual crises being experienced by a humanity that has growingly lost its connection to the deepest wisdom and truth of existence? Perhaps all of our movements, not just the Food Movement, are spiritual movements by human beings in search of a stronger connection to the deepest truth and wisdom of all there  is. Perhaps all our crises are spiritual crises? ,
 In a piece entitled, Something Much Greater at Stake, Ms. Alexander states"
"At its core, America’s journey from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration raises profound moral and spiritual questions about who we are, individually and collectively, who we aim to become, and what we are willing to do now.
I have found that these questions are generally not asked or answered in law schools or policy roundtables. So I am going to a place that takes very seriously the moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions of justice work: Union Theological Seminary. Union has a proud history of deep commitment to social justice, and I am happy to call it home for awhile."


An announcement from Michelle Alexander on social media (September 16, 2016): I am taking a long break from social media, but tonight I want to thank the Heinz Foundation which offered me today a l…
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed.." The Great Dictator's Speech Charlie Chaplin

"Do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed..."


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The Great Dictator's Speech
Charlie Chaplin

"I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost....

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. .....

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Is the Food Movement a Spiritual Movement?

   
Is the Food Movement a Spiritual Movement?                                         





Is the food movement a spiritual movement, as much about cultivating human consciousness as it is about cultivating human food?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement as much about using gardening and traditional methods of farming, to connect with the consciousness deep within us, as it is about cultivating food?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, to reclaim our lives from the onslaught of  a mechanized, impersonal, disjointed modern life which separates us from the deepest part of  ourselves?

Is the food movement at root a spiritual movement, humanity unconsciously working to reclaim its consciousness amidst the onslaught of human unconsciousness?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, as much about humanity reclaiming its divinity, its birthright to peace, wholeness and its own completeness as individual and collective beings as about humanity feeding ourselves sustainably, justly, and  healthy nutritious food?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, as much about creating "the Kingdom of God," "Nirvana," consciousness, here on Earth,  rather than simply  about growing healthy  food in an environmentally sustainable and just way?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, an effort to save ourselves by reconnecting with the deepest wisdom, consciousness, intelligence, knowledge, and peace that lies within us, that is our birthright, our essence, who we are at base, but from which we are becoming more and more disconnected?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, actually orchestrated by consciousness itself, rather than a movement constructed by humanity, to restore order, peace and consciousness to the world?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement, orchestrated by consciousness itself, rather than by a humanity out of touch with its own true nature?

Who is  in charge, humanity or consciousness?

What is consciousness?

How can we cultivate and harvest it?

What is our true nature?


What is really going  on in the food movement?

What is it really?

Who are we really?

And what are we really doing?

Can we become conscious of the deepest reality, what is really going on with the food movement and all its connections and ramifications?

Is the food movement a spiritual movement?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, tanto sobre el cultivo de la conciencia humana, ya que se trata de cultivar alimentos para humanos?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual tanto que ver con el uso de la jardinería y los métodos tradicionales de cultivo, para conectar con la conciencia profunda dentro de nosotros, ya que se trata de cultivar alimentos?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, para recuperar nuestras vidas de la embestida de una vida mecanizada, impersonal, desarticulada moderna que nos separa de la parte más profunda de nosotros mismos?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos a raíz de un movimiento espiritual, la humanidad inconscientemente trabajando para recuperar su conciencia en medio de la embestida de la inconsciencia humana?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, tanto sobre la humanidad reclamar su divinidad, su derecho de nacimiento a la paz, plenitud y su propia integridad como seres individuales y colectivas de la humanidad como alimentarnos de manera sostenible, con justicia, y la comida saludable y nutritiva?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, tanto acerca de la creación de "Reino de Dios", "Nirvana", la conciencia, aquí en la Tierra, en lugar de simplemente sobre el cultivo de alimentos saludables de una manera ambientalmente sostenible y justo?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, un esfuerzo por salvar a nosotros mismos volviendo a conectar con la sabiduría más profunda, la conciencia, la inteligencia, el conocimiento, y la paz que hay dentro de nosotros, que es nuestro derecho de nacimiento, nuestra esencia, lo que somos en la base, pero de la cual nos estamos volviendo más y más desconectados?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, en realidad orquestada por la propia conciencia, en lugar de un movimiento construido por la humanidad, para restablecer el orden, la paz y la conciencia al mundo?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual, orquestada por la propia conciencia, en lugar de una humanidad fuera de contacto con su verdadera naturaleza?

Que está a cargo, la humanidad o la conciencia?

¿Qué es la conciencia?

¿Cómo podemos cultivar y cosechar?

¿Cuál es nuestra verdadera naturaleza?


Lo que realmente está pasando en el movimiento de los alimentos?

¿Qué es en realidad?

¿Quiénes somos en realidad?

Y lo que estamos haciendo realmente?

Podemos llegar a ser conscientes de la realidad más profunda, lo que realmente está pasando con el movimiento de los alimentos y todas sus conexiones y ramificaciones?

Es el movimiento de los alimentos un movimiento espiritual?

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Le Food Movement: un mouvement spirituel?
Le mouvement alimentaire est-il un mouvement spirituel, autant comme cultiver la conscience humaine, et comme cultiver l'alimentation humaine?
Le mouvement alimentaire est-il un mouvement spirituel autant sur l'utilisation de jardinage et les méthodes traditionnelles d'agriculture, de se connecter avec la conscience au plus profond de nous, comme cultiver la nourriture?
Le mouvement alimentaire est-il un mouvement spirituel, pour récupérer nos vies de l'assaut d'une vie impersonnelle, moderne désarticulée et mécanisée qui nous sépare de la partie la plus profonde de nous-mêmes?
Le mouvement de la nourriture est-il à la racine d'un mouvement spirituel, l'humanité travaillant inconsciemment à récupérer sa conscience au milieu de l'assaut de l'inconscience humaine?
Le mouvement alimentaire un mouvement spirituel, autant sur l'humanité récupérer sa divinité, son droit d'aînesse à la paix, l'intégrité et l'exhaustivité de son propre en tant qu'êtres individuels et collectifs que sur l'humanité se nourrir de façon durable, à juste titre, et la nourriture saine et nutritive?
Le mouvement alimentaire un mouvement spirituel, autant sur la création de "Royaume de Dieu", "Nirvana," la conscience, ici sur Terre, plutôt que simplement sur la culture des aliments sains d'une manière écologiquement durable et juste?
Le mouvement alimentaire un mouvement spirituel, un effort pour nous sauver en reconnectant avec la sagesse la plus profonde, la conscience, l'intelligence, la connaissance et la paix qui est en nous, qui est notre droit de naissance, notre essence, qui nous sommes à la base, mais dont nous devenons de plus en plus déconnectés?
Est-ce que le mouvement de la nourriture un mouvement spirituel, en fait orchestré par la conscience elle-même, plutôt que d'un mouvement construit par l'humanité, pour rétablir l'ordre, la paix et la conscience au monde?
Le mouvement alimentaire un mouvement spirituel, orchestré par la conscience elle-même, plutôt que par une humanité hors de contact avec sa propre nature?
Qui est en charge, l'humanité ou de la conscience?
Qu'est-ce que la conscience?
Comment pouvons-nous cultiver et récolter?
Quelle est notre vraie nature?
Qu'est-ce qui se passe réellement dans le mouvement de la nourriture?
Quel est-il vraiment?
Qui sommes-nous vraiment?
Et que faisons-nous vraiment?
Peut-on prendre conscience de la réalité la plus profonde, ce qui se passe réellement avec le mouvement de la nourriture et toutes ses connexions et ses ramifications?
Le mouvement alimentaire un mouvement spirituel?











"What is REAL?"

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick out handle?" 

Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real." 

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real, you don't mind being hurt." 

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked "or bit by bit." It does not happen all at once, said the Skin Horse. You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." 

The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery WIlliams.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

IPES-Food report (02.06.2016): From Uniformity to Diversity: A Paradigm Shift from Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological Systems

(International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems) IPES-Food report (02.06.2016): From Uniformity to Diversity: A Paradigm Shift from Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological Systems.)

http://www.ipes-food.org/images/Reports/UniformityToDiversity_KeyMessagesEN.pdf

via the incomprable Maya Montenegro, Graduate Student In Agroecology at the Berkeley University. Big thans!

KEY MESSAGES:
 • Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets, but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: widespread degradation of land, water and ecosystems; high GHG emissions; biodiversity losses; persistent hunger and micro-nutrient deficiencies alongside the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related diseases; and livelihood stresses for farmers around the world.

 • Many of these problems are linked specifically to ‘industrial agriculture’: the input-intensive crop monocultures and industrial-scale feedlots that now dominate farming landscapes. The uniformity at the heart of these systems, and their reliance on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preventive use of antibiotics, leads systematically to negative outcomes and vulnerabilities.

 • Industrial agriculture and the ‘industrial food systems’ that have developed around it are locked in place by a series of vicious cycles. For example, the way food systems are currently structured allows value to accrue to a limited number of actors, reinforcing their economic and political power, and thus their ability to influence the governance of food systems. • Tweaking practices can improve some of the specific outcomes of industrial agriculture, but will not provide long-term solutions to the multiple problems it generates.

• What is required is a fundamentally different model of agriculture based on diversifying farms and farming landscapes, replacing chemical inputs, optimizing biodiversity and stimulating interactions between different species, as part of holistic strategies to build longterm fertility, healthy agro-ecosystems and secure livelihoods, i.e. ‘diversified agroecological systems’.

• There is growing evidence that these systems keep carbon in the ground, support biodiversity, rebuild soil fertility and sustain yields over time, providing a basis for secure farm livelihoods. • Data shows that these systems can compete with industrial agriculture in terms of total outputs, performing particularly strongly under environmental stress, and delivering production increases in the places where additional food is desperately needed. Diversified agroecological systems can also pave the way for diverse diets and improved health.

• Change is already happening. Industrial food systems are being challenged on multiple fronts, from new forms of cooperation and knowledge-creation to the development of new market relationships that bypass conventional retail circuits.

• Political incentives must be shifted in order for these alternatives to emerge beyond the margins. A series of modest steps can collectively shift the centre of gravity in food system