John Robbins: The Food Revolution
Author, The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
Alison van Diggelen, Founder and Host, Fresh Dialogues - Moderator
Meet the man who said “no” to ice cream. Heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire, Robbins choose to walk away from the multi-million dollar ice cream business to pursue a healthier and ecologically balanced lifestyle. He outlines why eating is not just a culinary act, but one with profound political, economic and environmental consequences. He offers mind-boggling information on factory farming, genetically modified foods and the economics of food production. (For example, did you know that it takes over 5,000 gallons of water to produce 1 lb. of beef?) Join him for his views on why we need to re-evaluate our food choices and how becoming a food activist is essential to living longer and saving our planet.
Location: Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 students (with valid ID)