Speaking Event: Foodopoly - The Battle Over Food & Farming in America with Wenonah Hauter

When & Where
Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
January 23, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Eric Anderson
415 293 9831

KPFA and the International Forum on Globalization present a conversation with Wenonah Hauter, hosted by Claire Cummings.

Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, is one of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also an accomplished organizer who served from 1997 to 2005 as Director of Public Citizen, Energy and Environment Program. Prior to that she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, and a senior organizer at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She runs an organic farm in Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to more than 500 families in the Washington, D.C. area. She contends that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the ensuing public health debacle it has created. In Foodopoly she aims at the real villain: the massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, currently preventing farmers from raising healthy crops, and limits the choices people can make…