It has been forty years since food activism became a global phenomenon, but that time period has also seen significant challenges: the number of people experiencing hunger has soared to nearly one billion; corporate control over our food system has become more extreme and most governments have failed to enact sufficient policy reforms. At the same time, grassroots organizations are launching coordinated efforts to wrest control of the food system back from coprorate control, and are sometimes quietly succeeding.
In this episode of Nation Conversations, food activist, founder of the Small Planet Institute and the author of Diet for a Hot Planet Anna Lappé speaks with executive editor Betsy Reed about the future of the global food movement. Lappé, who also served as a consulting editor for The Nation‘s Food Issue, argues that the social and environmental goals of the movement are more pressing than ever.
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