“Collectively, we have to get with the idea that we’re living on the same planet as everybody else, and we can’t go around trashing it,” says Patel.
On March 15, 2022, Food Tank will screen “The Ants & the Grasshopper” a documentary about Anita Chitaya’s journey from Malawi to California to the White House as she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. A post-screening panel discussion will feature Co-Director Raj Patel and Dr. Karen Magid from Huston-Tillotson University.
After a year of conversations with incredible thought leaders from across the food system, we’re rounding up nine key questions they raised that will helps us think through the next year of food system transformation.
“The Ants the the Grasshopper” is a new documentary by author, filmmaker and academic Raj Patel showing how the fight for climate action will also be a battle for food sovereignty, racial justice, and gender equality around the world. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Danielle Nierenberg and Raj Patel.
Raj Patel, economist and food systems activist, and Rupa Marya, physician and advocate for health justice, discuss their new book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. The book unpacks the complexities of healthcare in a modern world.
Dani Nierenberg talks with Raj Patel, Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, about the impact of COVID-19 on food and farm workers.