Rocky Mountain Land Series with Wenonah Hauter—Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
Mar 7 2013 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: Food & Water Watch joins us in presenting their executive director Wenonah Hauter, who will discuss and sign the new book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (New Press). She owns an organic family farm that provides healthy vegetables to hundreds of families as part of the growing nationwide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Yet, as one of the nation’s leading healthy-food advocates, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created. In Foodopoly, she takes aim at the real culprit: the control of food production by a handful of large corporations—backed by political clout—that prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.
“Wenonah Hauter knows where the bodies are buried beneath the amber waves of grain. This is a terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the US, and the actions of those who fight back. By turns heartbreaking, infuriating and inspiring, Foodopoly is required reading for anyone who wants to understand both the scale of the challenge in reclaiming our food system, and the urgency for doing so.” —Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
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