Thursday, June 06, 2013
Connecticut has passed a bill requiring specific GMO food labeling, but four other states have to pass such legislation first. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of an updated edition of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2013) talks about the trigger provisions and the larger movement to require special labels for GMO foods.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jayson Lusk, food economist, professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and author of, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, explains why soda bans and foodie trends such as locavorism don't make any economic sense, and why the industrialization of food production is actually a good thing.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and organic farmer, argues that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis. In Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, she takes aim at what she sees as the cause of our food and public health problems: the consolidation and corporate control of food production.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Oran B. Hesterman shows how our food system's dysfunctions are unintended consequences of our focus on efficiency, centralization, higher yields, profit, and convenience. He defines the new principles and the concrete steps necessary to restructure it. Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All introduces people and organizations across the country who are making a difference—from bringing fresh food to inner cities, to fighting for farm workers' rights, to putting cows back on the pastures where they belong. He provides practical information for how to get more involved.