Saving the Amazon through Gastronomy

A budding “Rainforest to Table” movement will be featured at Spotlight Health. A group of innovative chefs involved in the effort will discuss how it can become a powerful new model for social and environmental change. Chefs and other creative thinkers are planting the seeds of a “Rainforest to Table” movement that combines food production and forest protection – saving the Amazon’s forests and nourishing its people.

Latin American chefs and non-profit organizations, including Forest Trends and Canopy Bridge, are exploring new ways to bring the Amazon’s vast pantry of healthy ingredients and traditional cuisines to tables in indigenous villages and big cities, alike. Their objective is to Empower local communities – particularly indigenous peoples living in remote areas – by expanding opportunities for them to earn income through sustainable agriculture and forest conservation.