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
Mar 29 2012
Resources on the farm bill: Dissenting and otherwise
The spring 2012 issue of Dissent is devoted in part to food politics. It includes my article Utopian Dream: A New Farm Bill.
In this same issue, Sarah Leonard offers Nature as an Ally: An Interview with Wendell Berry.
The legal advocacy group, Public Health Law and Policy, has produced two useful resources on the farm bill:
- Growing Change: A Farm Bill Primer for Communities: This is a basic guide to farm bill provisions related to nutrition and prevention of obesity.
- ‘Complete Eats’ Legislation: The Farm Bill and Food Systems Planning: This article in Planning & Environmental Law (subscription needed for anything past the first page) describes specific policies and programs that affect food system planning at the local level.
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is doing a series on What’s at Stake in the Farm Bill.
Oxfam America has a report and infographic on what the farm bill needs to do about international food aid.
And don’t forget:
- Daniel Imhoff’s, Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill, Watershed Media, 2012: This is the stunningly illustrated second edition of Imhoff’s lucid explanation of the farm bill and the vast number of issues it covers.