11:52pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How does US food and farm policy affect the world?

 On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Raj Patel, author of “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World food System" and Daniel Imhoff, author of "Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to  Food and Farm Bill.”  The US Farm Bill is currently being discussed by the Senate.   How does the Farm Bill affect our food system?  Who is behind crop subsidies?  Why does it matter for the environment, the economy, and public health?  Join us at 10 PST or leave a comment here.  What do you want to know about the Food and Farm Bill?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Raj Patel, a writer, activist and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies. He is the author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System" and his latest, "The Value of Nothing.'

Dan Imhoff, a researcher, author, and independent publisher who has concentrated for nearly 20 years on issues related to farming, the environment, and design. He is the author of numerous books including "Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to  Food and Farm Bill."

Web Resources:

Raj Patel website

Dan Imhoff,  Huffington Post: Four Ways the Farm Bill Makes Me Crazy

Greenspace: National League of Cities Follows Seattle’s Lead and Adopts Farm Bill Resolution

YouTube: Our Food, Our Bill: For a Real Food Farm Bill 

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 

Tom Laskawy, Grist: Feds to farmers: Grow GMO beets or face sugar shortage

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