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INFORUM presents....Raj Patel: Stuffed and Starved

Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Caroline
Location Details:
595 Market

Raj Patel, Activist; Academic; Author, Stuffed and Starved

In conversation with Dan Imhoff, Author and Publisher, Food Fight; Director, Watershed Media; Host, "Farm and Garden Show"

Stuffed: Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and over 60 percent of us are considered overweight. Starved: Worldwide, nearly a billion people are starving to death, and 35 million Americans went hungry at some point last year. Moreover, Patel contends that the U.S.'s influence in organizations like the WTO and our trade policies on issues like corn ethanol fuel production have driven up food prices, and the issue of starvation must be addressed at home as well as abroad. Why is there such a large discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots for what we all need: food? Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, strives to answer that question by telling the tale of the global food system.

Location: Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. reception/book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Added to the calendar on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 2:44PM
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