Commonwealth National Podcast

The Politics Of Food: What We Eat And Why It Matters


Ignacio Chapela, Professor, UC Berkeley; Founder, The Mycological Facility, Oaxaca, Mexico
Christopher D. Cook, Author, Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis
Michele Simon, Director, Center for Informed Food Choices; Author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back
Bryant Terry, Food Justice Activist; Co-author, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen
Julie Cummins, Director of Education, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture – Moderator

Food is rapidly becoming one of the most politicized commodities in America. From giant agribusiness to genetically modified foods to Wal-Mart's push into organics, what we put in our mouths and how it affects our bodies and the Earth is a red-button issue in the 21st century. The panel of journalists and food activists will discuss the politics of food from many angles.