Phat Beets Community Workshop Series
Come check out the Food N’ Justice Workshop series. Always free at the Saturday North Oakland Farmers’ Market, usually 11-1pm. Our workshop series is located at:
942 Stanford St, Oakland 94608 @Lowell
November 10, 2012
Author Raj Patel: The Long Green Revolution.
Start Time: 11:00 am
Ends: 1:00 pm
Description: The Green Revolution was a way for countries in the Global North to water down the aspirations for change in the Global South – it meant using vast resources to provide fertilizer, irrigation and subsidy to large scale commercial agriculture, so that insurgency could be prevented. We’re now living through the second phase of that Long Green Revolution, in which aspirations for change are spreading globally, and in which the infrastructure for controlling the food system is being privatized. Yet, just as the original Green Revolution was a response to demands for social justice, so is the latest phase. And the good news is that these demands for change are working, here and around the world.