I’m heading by bus today for Durban for COP17 (UN Climate Change Conference 2011). We’re going to be protesting the world leaders’ inability to do anything to really get make a difference in terms of climate change. It’s a 24 hour trip up to Durban and obviously they’ll be no cooking facilities on the way. Thus, I have decided to do a traveler’s fast and therefore I’ll only be eating plain bread – no cheese, no jam, and no butter just plain ultra-refined bread. I’m not sure which is harder, eating only bread or only pap, but definitely will be in solidarity with all of you. I just hope I don’t go crazy on that bus with just bread and water! But, I think it is fitting that this fast is happening during COP17. There are important connections between access to healthy food, agribusiness, and the environment.
Good luck to all of you!
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