Join Food & Water Watch‘s Executive Director Wenonah Hauter as she challenges the American public to take a deeper look at the failing food system. Hauter’s Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America discusses the control of food production by a handful of large corporations—including Tyson, ConAgra and Cargill—and how this monopoly prevents farmers from raising healthy crops, leaving consumers limited in healthy options. Her revealing exposé highlights the stronghold that lobbyists and agricultural policies have on, in her own words, “the business of food.”
This account details the underbelly of food production and how it affects not only our daily food choices, but economic stagnation in rural communities and food shortages overseas. Hauter blends history, journalism, and her background from time spent as director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program and environmental policy director of Citizen Action to create an impassioned account of corporate consolidation and control. Foodopoly calls for a move beyond simply supporting the local food movement towards a complete structural overhaul of America’s food system.
Hauter’s book signing will take place at The Book Cellar in Chicago on the evening of Wednesday, June 12th. Details below: