The following is the written notes of a speech I gave the launch of
The 50% Food Initiative of the 7th Congress of Southern California. The message was graciously and warmly received. I wish to thank C. Darren Butler and the 7th Congress for asking me to speak on such an important topic.
This is what I intended to say, I am afraid some was left out and much was added - I tend to deviate from notes and other directions freely.
It is my honor and joy to be here before this Congress today. We are blessed to be at this point of time of the world: things are changing, a critical mass is becoming our reality and the naysayers and doubters number fewer by the minute! Slowly but with absolute certainty, our ranks are growing. At last, the general population of California, and therefore the rest of the United States and therefore the rest of the world, is coming to see 'sustainability' rests at the very root of most of the problems that our world is facing in the coming decades.