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A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism: Launch and Celebration

  • The David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Join us as for refreshments, featured speakers, and discussion to celebrate the launch of Eric Holt Giménez’s latest book, A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat. 

Capitalism drives our global food system. Everyone who wants to end hunger, who wants to eat good, clean, healthy food, needs to understand capitalism. This book will help do that.

Featured speakers include Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth (Richmond, CA), Patti Edwardson Naylor, farmer (Churdan, IA), and Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community Development (Bellingham, WA) and author Eric Holt-Giménez.

In his latest book, Eric Holt-Giménez takes on the social, environmental, and economic crises of the capitalist mode of food production. Drawing from classical and modern analyses, A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism introduces the reader to the history of our food system and to the basics of capitalism. In straightforward prose, Holt-Giménez explains the political economics of why—even as local, organic, and gourmet food have spread around the world—billions go hungry in the midst of abundance; why obesity is a global epidemic; and why land-grabbing, global warming, and environmental pollution are increasing.