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Book Group: Foodopoly, by Wenonah Hauter
May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be discussing Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, by Wenonah Hauter (William Morrow, 2018) on Thursday, May 3, 7-9 pm.
The Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9pm, usually in Sebastopol. It’s a convivial dinner. Please bring a side dish or dessert for four and a beverage.
To RSVP and get directions please email the SFRR Book Group <email@example.com> If you have not attended the Book Group before please tell a bit about yourself. Same if you wish receive the newsletter of the Book Group.
To be a member of the Book Group you don’t need to be a member of Slow Food, although – of course – we hope that with time you will become one.
About Wenonah Hauter
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action Fund. Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has trained and mentored hundreds of organizers and activists across the country and worked at the national, state and local levels to develop policy positions and legislative and field strategies to secure real wins for communities and the environment.
From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. More…
Publishers Blurb of Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter
In the tradition of the bestselling The World According to Monsanto, Foodopoly tells the shocking story of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of companies such as Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. “A meticulously documented account of how we have lost control of our food system” (Steve Gliessman, professor emeritus of agro-ecology, UC–Santa Cruz), the book demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home to famines in poor countries overseas. In the end, author Wenonah Hauter argues that solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift, a grassroots movement to reshape our food system from seed to table—a change that is about more…
Reviews of Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter