Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Join us March 10 at 7:30 pm for a conversation with Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America, and Michele Simon, author of Appetite for Profit.
The dynamic conversation will run the gamut of food issues - the Farm Bill, community food projects and councils, food labeling, school lunches, food safety, and animal agriculture. Be part of the conversation to learn how you can take action from voting with your fork and beyond.
Jill Richardson got involved in food policy activism after working for several years in health care and observing the high rate of diet-related chronic illness among the American patient population. She blogs at La Vida Locavore . Recipe for America : Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It is Jill's first book . Marion Nestle hails Richardson as “a fresh voice in the movement to create a healthier and sustainable food system. This book will be part of the burgeoning food social movement, as it provides a guide to the most important issues and how to work on them” and Civil Eats calls Recipe for America "a handbook for the sustainable advocate in training."
Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been writing about the food industry since 1996. She has a master's degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate practices that harm the public's health and lectures frequently on corporate tactics and policy solutions. She has written extensively on the politics of food, and her first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back,was published by Nation Books in 2006.
Books are the figurative seeds of the spring authors series. To bring literal seeds to the community, at each event Agrariana will have open-pollinated heirloom vegetable seeds and cover crop seed mixes available for purchase. Bring your seed collection for an ad-hoc seed exchange and check our information table with a variety of literature on seed saving and cover cropping.
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