Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement
One of the many currents that the opening of Chez Panisse in 1971 helped set in motion is the movement now rising to reform the American food system. The restaurant focused an early light on the social and environmental benefits of farming sustainably and helped spur the growth of organic and local agriculture. Today, the food movement is a big, lumpy tent under which many different groups are gathering: organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, animal welfare, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, local food economies, etc. As a subject, food is remarkably multi-disciplinary, drawing on everything from economics and agronomy to sociology, anthropology, and the arts.
In Fall 2011, People’s Grocery co-facilitated the course in partnership with The Edible Schoolyard Project and Michael Pollan. In 2012, People’s Grocery is facilitating the discussion sections with students and providing a guest lecture.
See below for the archived lectures from Fall 2011:
Corporations and the Food Movement: Jack Sinclair and Jib Ellison, in conversation with Michael Pollan
Agriculture and Social Justice: Eric Schlosser, Lucas Benitez, Greg Asbed