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The video looks at the effects of globalization on the food system, and how farmers are struggling to sell their produce to local buyers. It also discusses the need for more sustainable food systems and how the Trump administration is working to support local farmers.

  • 00:00:00 In this video, the impacts of globalization on farming and food are discussed. The hyper-efficient systems designed to drive down costs have failed, and people are rethinking what those systems should look like. One farmer interviewed in the video is trying to do things differently by focusing on sustainable community-based farming.
  • 00:05:00 The video discusses globalized agriculture, highlighting how large, efficient companies have a tremendous effect on how and what we farm. The concentration of power and wealth has led to Farmers being impoverished and pushed out of business, with the majority of crops going towards exports rather than being consumed domestically. Policies should be shaped around people, not industrial agriculture.
  • 00:10:00 The video discusses the challenges and benefits of globalization, with particular focus on the effects of trade agreements on farming. It interviews various experts on the topic, including Lori Wallach, who blames the WTO for the current challenges faced by farmers. The video also discusses the role of deregulation in the creation of these challenges.
  • 00:15:00 This video discusses the impact of globalization on the agricultural sector, and how the Trump administration is working to support local farmers. It also points out the need for more sustainable food production systems and emphasizes the importance of democracy and consumer sovereignty.
  • 00:20:00 The video discusses the global trend of degradation of food security, and how this is a problem due to the fact that the food system is not based on real economic principles. One way in which farmers are struggling is due to a recent increase in commodity prices, which does not benefit them financially. In addition, the farmers interviewed said that they are struggling to sell their produce to local buyers, and that the agricultural system is not sustainable. The video also discusses the Farmer to Table movement, which began in the west coast, and how it can help to improve food security and sustainability.
  • 00:25:00 The video discusses the idea of reinventing farming and food systems to better suit the needs of the global population. It highlights the importance of farmers markets and the need for more localized, adaptive food systems. The presenter introduces a company that is pioneering this type of agriculture.
  • 00:30:00 This video discusses how modern, industrial farming practices damage land, water, and climate, and how Reinventing Farming aims to bring back more sustainable methods. One key way this is done is by using microbes to transform food production.
  • 00:35:00 This video interviews Jean-Michel Gault, who discusses the risks and challenges of the current food system, and how he is working to improve it by using microbes to replace chemicals. Gault also speaks about his work with DARPA, which is aimed at creating gizmos that would allow people to produce food locally in case of emergency or financial hardship.
  • 00:40:00 In this three-part series, filmmaker David Knight looks at the effects of globalization on the food system in America. He explores how monopolization of the food market has led to lower prices for consumers, while reducing the opportunities for small businesses and farmers. Knight also discusses the possibility of a new, more sustainable food system that can be made Global.

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