Wenonah Hauter

discusses

Foodopoly:
The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jan
10
Thursday
January 10, 2013
8:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome executive director of Food & Water Watch WENONAH HAUTER for a discussion of her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.

In addition to leading Food & Water Watch, Wenonah Hauter 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, 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.

"A shocking and powerful reminder of the distance between our image of the family farmer and the corporate agribusiness reality. Make sure you read it before dinner." —Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Wenonah Hauter
Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, a D.C.-based watchdog organization focused on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and fishing. She has worked and written extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state, and local levels. She owns a working farm in The Plains, Virginia.

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