Foodopoly Author Visits PEA Center in Sarasota
Foodopoly Author Wenonah Hauter Visits Sarasota
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, will be in Sarasota, Florida discussing her new book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from.
Already, Foodopoly has been called “…a meticulously researched tour de force…examines the pernicious effects of consolidation in every sector of the food industry” by Publishers Weekly; “A forceful argument about our dysfunctional food system” by Kirkus Reviews; and
“politically brave” by the San Francisco Chronicle. [add or replace with more current, glowing, or regionally relevant reviews] In addition, Foodopoly has received praise by such environmental and food justice luminaries as Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva and others.
Who: Foodopoly author Wenonah Hauter
What: Discussion and book signing
Sunday, February 24, 2013; 3pm EST
Fogartyville Community and Media Arts Center (Peace Education and Action Center)
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Event Page: http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/
Interviews available: Wenonah is available for interviews. Please contact Rich Bindell at 202-683-2457 or Rbindell@fwwatch.org to schedule.
Through meticulous research, Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. Hauter illustrates how solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift, a grassroots movement to reshape our food system from seed to table, a movement that has the commitment and foresight to build the political power necessary to change the way food is produced, marketed, distributed and sold—a change that is about politics and economic change, not just personal choice. More information about Foodopoly and Hauter can be found at www.foodopoly.org