Global Activism: Breadfruit Trees are the 'Trees That Feed'

July 11, 2013

(Photo by Mary McLaughlin)

As a child growing up in Jamaica, Mary McLaughlin was struck by all of the food the breadfruit trees around her produced. Decades later, she's on a mission to improve food security and help the environment by making the tree more available in Jamaica, Haiti, Costa Rica and Ghana. For this week's Global Activism segment, The Winnetka-based chairman and founder of the Trees that Feed Foundation joins us to explain the various benefits of breadfruit trees.