Raj Patel author, journalist, and food policy expert, continuously challenges our presumptions about the global economy with his work both as a policy analyst and activist. He has worked for some of the most prestigious international organizations and protested against them, and constantly works to find ways to improve the world’s food system.
Please join us at the launch reception for the Food Labor Research Center (FLRC), a new project of the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
The FLRC is the first research center in the country to focus on the intersection of food justice and worker justice, and to raise awareness about the wages and working conditions of the 20 million workers in the U.S. food system. Founded this fall as a project of the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the FLRC has already collaborated with the Food Chain Workers Alliance to produce two reports, The Hands That Feed Us and A Dime a Day.
Join us for food, wine, and ‘food for thought’ from leading food and labor thinkers.
How do communities overcome local food issues like food deserts and big-box grocery stores?
EE103: The Green Revolution – Raj Patel, Author, Activist, Economist
The world population is estimated to surpass 8 billion people in the next 20 years—how can we ensure that our food system will sustain us? Join us for an exciting round-table discussion exploring long-term global food security.
Jim Goodman, at the Kickapoo County Fair, talks with Raj about the state of Dairy Farming in the US.
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
Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice
Please join us for an evening with Raj Patel and Heather Day (CAGJ) to celebrate our emerging new food systems! Our Food Our Right is a new publication of Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ), a Seattle-based grassroots organization, with a foreword by Raj Patel (renowned author and food activist).
Big Ag is running a massive misinformation campaign here in California to persuade people to vote against labeling genetically modified crops. (Michele Simon has been following it diligently.) Yesterday, the campaign’s endgame fluttered through Berkeley residents’ mail boxes.
It’s a strange voter guide that looks sufficiently like the California Democratic Party’s actual endorsements to be plausible, but with two changes.
The fine Anna Lappé has put together a splendid short film on the lies told by industrial agriculture lobbyists, and the ad agencies that love them.
Please share far and wide, and check out the resources at FoodMythBusters.