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Cook, Eat, Man, Woman - Competing Ideas to Feed the World in the 21st Century  Add To Calendar


  • Date(s): Thursday, 11/13 4:00 PM to Thursday, 11/13 6:00 PM
  • Address: 750 South Halsted Street
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: huminst@uic.edu
  • Website: huminst.uic.edu
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Public Lecture
2014-2015 Chancellor's Initiative in the Humanities: Food Studies at UIC: Local and Global Issues


Raj Patel, writer, academic, activist
-  Research Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
-  Visiting Professor, Unit of the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa
-  Writer/Co-Producer, “Generation Food:  Breaking Rules to Feed the 21st Century”
-  Fellow, Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First

 In response to the ongoing food crises, the Group of 8 Countries launched the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. While the New Alliance appears to be little more than a project to privatize agriculture in the Global South, it is in fact part of a developmental project decades in the making, one that abandons the goal of basic poverty reduction, and settles for poverty with added vitamins. It is not, however, the only option on the table. The Soils Food and Healthy Communities Initiative in Malawi is one of many initiatives that takes food sovereignty and agroecology seriously, and demonstrates profound systemic alternatives to the way the G8 would feed the world.

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