This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
Weekend Reading: Fed Up
Dale Finley Slongwhite. Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food. University Press of Florida, 2014.
Yes, there’s a movie called Fed Up (in which I make a very brief appearance) but this book covers a quite different topic. It takes a tough look at the impact of widespread pesticide use on farmworkers in the area around Lake Apopka in Central Florida. Slongwhite tells the individual stories of these workers through oral histories, thereby putting a human face on callous disregard for people and the environment.