Professor Eric Holub on Global Food Security Summit
"Wherever we live, we need to re-envision our local food system from the ground up. The sole purpose of a food system should be to serve public health. The current food supply, dependent on global trade is essential but not sufficient. For health, we need to add diversity from home-grown sources (especially in dietary fibre and other phytonutrients) that is affordable for everyone.
For resilience, adding a supply of food diversity is best served using available resources of seed, soil, water and sunlight (free energy). That's why the University of Warwick research has been focusing on homegrown common beans served with homegrown tomatoes and veg on homegrown toast or baked potato."