What’s inside that seemingly unremarkable object: a metal can of food? How did we get to where we are today, where canned food appears so mundane — when, in fact, selling food in a corrodible can to dubious American consumers was an uphill battle for the processed food industry? Historian Anna Zeide looks at the … Continued
Capitalism depends on various inexpensive things to stay robust, including labor — both paid and unpaid — energy, food, and nature. What happens when they all stop being cheap at the same time? Jason Moore discusses whether capitalism can survive the rising costs of business as usual. Resources: Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore, A … Continued
We speak with Reem Assil, who was a community organizer for ten years before deciding that her true passion is food. Reem started Reem’s California, an Arab street corner bakery in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, with the help of several community initiatives including the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, La Cocina and ICA Fund Good Jobs. And in … Continued
We talk with local activists and farmers about food sustainability.
Depending on whom you ask, cities in America are booming or cities in America are failing. But whether San Francisco or Detroit, or the many smaller cities around the country, urban areas are central to perpetuating the stark inequalities of our society—and yet are also sites of political ferment. William Goldsmith talks about the state … Continued
(if you eat, or you know someone who does) Dark Act (denying americans the right to know) (GMO labeling), averting death of Oceans, sardines crashing; to be an effective player, gotta know the plight… www.nutiva.com
Renowned peace activist Kathy Kelly, just out of federal prison and on her way to Afghanistan, stops in to talk about her activist journey and the connections between mass incarceration, drone warfare, police killings, climate justice and smoking. Kathy is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Listen to the full 40-minute discussion with Kathy … Continued