Karla Klingner, CEO of Columbia, Missouri-based Palindromes Inc., is actively involved in agroecology and building a resilient and equitable food system to combat food deserts and prevent health issues related to limited access to affordable and nutritious food options. In her recent interview with Authority Magazine, Klingner emphasizes the importance of regionalized systems, community engagement, agroecological practices, education, and open-mindedness to address food deserts and promote sustainable and healthy food systems. Her company, Palindromes Inc., aims to transform the food supply chain and improve access to nutritious food.
What is Agroecology?
According to The Soil Association, agroecology is sustainable farming that works with nature. Agroecology is the application of ecological concepts and principles in farming.
Agroecology promotes farming practices that:
Palindromes Inc., aims to reshape the commodity industry by empowering farmers and consumers through agroecological projects. Its focus is on promoting healthy food choices and building a resilient food supply chain by implementing transparent and regionalized cost-of-production systems that are equitable, scalable, and replicable. The goal is not only to feed the world but also to nourish it while improving the environment.
“Jane Goodall says, “Think locally, and then you have the courage to act globally. If you only think globally to start with, you won’t have the energy to act.” I am a firm believer in this practice, and it is the nucleus of what we do at Palindromes Inc.”Karla Klingner, quoted in Authority Magazine