Monday, April 28
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Brookdale College. SLC
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Open to the public
Twin Lights Rooms 1 and 2
A cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentation
begins at 6:30 p.m.
Patty Lovera, Deputy Director of Food & Water Watch, will discuss the
new book by F&WW Executive Director Wenonah Hauter,”Foodopoly,”
an exploration of the corporate food industry that produces 80 percent of the nation’s food.Hauter owns an organic farm as part of the growing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Yet
she believes that this movement isn’t enough to solve America’s food
crisis and the public health debacle it has created, where 35 percent of all U.S. children and adults are obese. In Foodopoly, Hauter takes aim at the culprit: the control of food production by a handful of large corporations-backed by political clout-that prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices people can make in the supermarket. Foodopoly explores the businesses behind the food that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected brands. Hauter
also reveals how agricultural policy puts the interests of food processors – such as Cargill, Tyson, Kraft and ConAgra – above the needs of independent farmers. She argues that solvingthis crisis will require a complete structural shift-a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.
Join the Brookdale Environmental Club, New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, and the Monmouth County Chapter of the NJ Sierra Club.