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Author Event: WENONAH HAUTER, Foodopoly
01/24/2013 7:30 pm
Wenonah Hauter, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming In America (The New Press)
Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food &
Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in northern
Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families
in the Washington, D.C. area as part of the Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) program. Despite this, as one of the nation’s leading
healthy food advocates, Hauter believes that the local food movement is
not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle
it has created. In Foodopoly, she takes aim at the real culprit: the
massive consolidation and corporate control of food production (think
Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra), which prevents farmers from raising
healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the
grocery store. In the end, 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 change that is about
politics, not just personal choice.