595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

Title: The Politics of Food

INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club

Tuesday, October 10th

The Politics of Food

IGNACIO CHAPELA, Professor, UC Berkeley; Founder, The Mycological Facility, Oaxaca, Mexico
CHRISTOPHER D. COOK, Author, Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis
MICHELE SIMON, Director, Center for Informed Food Choices; Author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back
BRYANT TERRY, Food Justice Activist; Co-author, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen
JULIE CUMMINS, Director of Education, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture – Moderator


Food is rapidly becoming one of the most politicized commodities in America. From giant agribusiness to genetically modified foods to Wal-Mart's push into organics, what we put in our mouths and how it affects our bodies and the Earth is a red-button issue in the 21st century. Our panel of journalists and food activists will discuss the politics of food from many angles.
Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery Bart Station

6:30 p.m., Check-in | 7:00 p.m., Program | 8:00 p.m., Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Reception
$12 for Club Members and Litquake Subscribers, $20 for Non-members
To make a reservation please call 415-597-6705 or register online at

Co-Sponsored by the Bernard Osher Foundation and Litquake
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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. We are a connector between ideas, individuals and communities.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1924 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.

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Added by ngrant on October 2, 2006