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Edible Education 101 - Global Economies of Food: GMOs, and Feeding the World, Raj Patel
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 6:00 PM PDT (5:30 PM Doors)
- Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 7:30 PM PDT
Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, CA
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Global Economies of Food: GMO’s, and Feeding the World
The international food complex has changed significantly over the last twenty years. How does the food economy shape countries’ access to good food?
Raj Patel is a writer, activist and academic. He has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. He’s currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee and is an Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. In addition to numerous scholarly publications, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed to the LA Times, NYTimes.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Mail on Sunday, and The Observer. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his latest, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller.