The Edible Schoolyard Project had the chance to speak with two food advocates, Ron Finley and Stephen Ritz, who are changing their communities and challenging our current food system by growing healthy minds and healthy bodies.
Edible Education 103: The Farm Bill, by Chellie Pingree, Dan Imhoff, and Ken Cook
Edible Education 103: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture is a Fall 2012 course at UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science. The course is moderated by Michael Pollan, a Knight Journalism Professor at UC Berkeley.
As the costs of our industrialized food system—to the environment, public health, farmers and food workers, and to our social life—become impossible to ignore, a national debate over the future of food and farming has begun. Telling stories about where food comes from, how it is produced—and how it might be produced differently—plays a critical role in bringing attention to the issue and shifting politics. Each week, a prominent figure in the debate explores: What can be done to make the food system healthier, more equitable, more sustainable? What is the role of storytelling in the process?
Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, known for introducing the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act, Dan Imhoff, researcher, author, and independent publisher of issues related to farming, the environment, and design, and Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, lead a discussion on the Farm Bill.
Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project (edibleschoolyard.org), with support from The Epstein Roth Foundation. Instructor: Michael Pollan.