Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Oct 15 2011
Chocolate lovers: climate change affects you!
Every now and then something brings home what climate change could do to us: no chocolate!
Researchers in Colombia predict that the 1 degree rise in world temperatures expected by 2030 will hit small cocoa farmers in West Africa. particularly hard. Farmers in Ghana and Cote d-Ivoire produce half the world’s cocoa.
The 2 degree rise expected by 2050 will make it impossible for them to grow the plants at current elevations.
Now that’s something to worry about over the weekend, no?