Consolidation and corporate control in the food system
Ever wonder what's really behind the American way of eating? Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, pulls back the curtain with her new book, Foodopoly."It's a revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most of us eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands. Hauter will discuss her work and Foodopoly when she visits Powell's City of Books on Burnside, Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
Another recent Portland visitor, author and food activist Raj Patel, says Foodopoly is "a terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the U.S., and the actions of those who fight back."
Besides her non-profit work, Hauter's family owns an organic farm that feeds 500 families through Community Supported Agriculture. So, it's through personal experience that she states "that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created." Hauter's book, and the discussion at Powell's, will focus on a crisis that requires a complete structural shift, not just rooted in personal choice, but in national politics.