Commonwealth National Podcast

A New National Food Policy – But What About the Hungry?


A New National Food Policy – But What About the Hungry?

A.G. Kawamura, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Paula Jones, Director of Food Systems, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Paul Ash, Executive Director, San Francisco Food Bank
Michael Dimock, Executive Director, Roots of Change
Amy Sherman, Food Blogger – Moderator

Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and other food activists have advocated for radical changes in U.S. food policy. But those changes could have a surprising impact on people living in poverty. According to the San Francisco Food Bank, 150,000 people in San Francisco (including one in every four children) are unsure where their next meal is coming from. This panel will examine the future of food in our city, state and country and the impact reforms may have on the hungry. How can we create a food system that is good, clean and fair for all?

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on April 23, 2009