I’ll be co-teaching the Edible Education 101 class with Michael Pollan at Berkeley. More details will be posted on the Edible Schoolyard site. Public attendance will be limited, but the course will be available online, as a free MOOC. Details to come!
Finding Justice, Health, Security and Sustainability in Good Food
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Co-manager, Alemany Farm
Nick Saul, CEO, Community Food Centres Canada; Author, The Stop
Raj Patel, Activist; Author, Stuffed and Starved
Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People’s Grocery
Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue
September 14–15, 2013
More details here.
This piece was originally posted at The Guardian.
This piece was originally posted at The Huffington Post
Wendy’s, the world’s third largest burger joint, is having a makeover. From being “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Burgers” we’re now told it’s just “Wendy’s.” The ginger-haired befreckled Wendy remains on the logo, though in their TV spots she’s a hipper twentysomething. Yet behind the new facade lie some very old-fashioned attitudes.
CIW Protest outside Wendy’s (Credit:CIW) Continue reading “Wendy’s Promises are as Empty as a Fast Food Calorie”
Part of the reason I’ve been a bit quiet here is because RajPatel.org is acting up a little, with hackers figuring out increasingly smart ways to inject malicious code into the site. After the most recent blacklisting by Google, I’m determined to get it under control. I’m turning off the comments feature – which has already been hacked a couple of times – to see if that keeps this site malware-free for a couple of months. Apologies if your comments have been, or will, get lost in the hacking battle. If that does the trick, I’ll find an alternative way to make sure that comments can continue to be posted. If not, looks like I’ll be migrating off WordPress.
That’s what I’ll be asking on Monday, when I call the Lao Embassy in Washington on Monday between 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:30 Eastern time on (202) 332-6416/7. “It has been 100 days; Where is Sombath?” And then I’ll send em this fax on (202) 332-4923.
Three last things on the Mark Lynas story (some of which is reprised by the CBC here). First, thanks to Daniel “Foodieana Jones” Bowman Simon for observing that I have, contrary to a previous statement, heard of Mark Lynas. I’ve even cited him, in an academic piece on food rebellions. Although his original ‘Selling Starvation’ piece in CorporateWatch magazine isn’t on the original site, the good folk at the Internet Archive have it here.