Please join Book Passage and CUESA for a free talk and book signing with Wenonah Hauter at the Book Passage store in the Ferry Building. Foodopoly ($26.95) takes a close look at the massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store. Through meticulous research, Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. She demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home, to famines in poor countries overseas. 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. Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, which works to ensure the food, water, and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. 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 through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
5:30: Reception with Ferry Plaza Farmers Market refreshments
Watch a video about Foodopoly.
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »