Foodopoly Author Wenonah Hauter Comes to Iowa
DES MOINES, IOWA – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, will be in Des Moines, Davenport, and Iowa City discussing her new book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from June 19-21.
Already, Foodopoly has been called “…a meticulously researched tour de force…examines the pernicious effects of consolidation in every sector of the food industry” by Publishers Weekly; “A forceful argument about our dysfunctional food system” by Kirkus Reviews; and “politically brave” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition, Foodopoly has received praise by such environmental and food justice luminaries as Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva and others.
In Iowa, we are seeing the Foodopoly front and center – as Iowa has the most factory farms in the country and produces billions of bushels of genetically engineered corn and soybeans.
When and Where:
Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Beaverdale Books
2629 Beaver Ave, Suite 1
Des Moines, IA 50310
Thursday, June 20 from 7-8 pm at St. Ambrose University Library
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Friday, June 21 from 7-8pm at Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 S. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Through meticulous research, Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. Hauter illustrates how solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift, a grassroots movement to reshape our food system from seed to table, a movement that has the commitment and foresight to build the political power necessary to change the way food is produced, marketed, distributed and sold—a change that is about politics and economic change, not just personal choice. More information about Foodopoly and Hauter can be found at www.foodopoly.org
Food & Water Watch
505 5th Street, Suite 818
Des Moines, IA 50309
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