ARC Co-Founder and Vice President. From global aspects of good food and good farming to “Wir haben es Satt” demonstrations on the future CAP down to a 2000 m² global plot providing kids and their parents as well as Fridays for Future activists with a hands on experience of the land that feeds them, Benny Haerlin is into #foodsystemstransformation. Heading the Berlin office of the German Foundation on Future Farming aka “Save Our Seeds” he also has an eye on seeds and soil politics as well as old and new genetic engineering technologies and Gene Drives. With this portfolio and a lifelong Europhilia, being the Vice President of ARC2020 is kind of inevitable.
We now have choices to make regarding (fossil) fuel, fertilizer, feed and food. We can maintain a downward spiral of dependency, still funding war machines and climate catastrophes, or we can, hard as it will be, build real solidarity via our own, deeper iteration of food sovereignty.
March 9, 2022