Food has inspired creativity, strengthened communities and defined cultures since the dawn of humanity. The wave of restaurants shutting their doors in response to COVID-19 is forcing us to recognize the importance of food on a global scale.
"You can only rebuild when it's burnt down to the ground," says Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef and entrepreneur on this week's episode of the Beyond Normal podcast.
"It's no longer shameful in America that people don't have food. It's criminal," he said. "We can't have hungry people. There needs to be leadership at the federal level to make it the law of the land."
Zimmern uses his platform on this week's episode to challenge people everywhere to take action in cultivating a food system that's sustainable and equitable, during and beyond this unprecedented time in global history.
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More about Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern is a celebrity chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. He has appeared in several television programs including Bizarre Foods and He has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. Discover more about Andrew and his zesty lifestyle by