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Food activist Raj Patel to speak at Hidden Villa

Uploaded: Jan 2, 2015
Food activist, journalist and author Raj Patel will be at Hidden Villa Saturday, Jan. 24, to speak about the global food system ? and how it's broken.

Patel is best known for his 2008 book, "Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System," which explores the forces that create a system in which much of the world is obese, and much of the world is malnourished.

He is also a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy, an Oakland nonprofit and food think-thank (also known as Food First) that focuses on issues like food justice, poverty, labor, hunger, agroecology.

At the free Hidden Villa talk, Patel will share what he's currently working on: a documentary, book and multimedia project called "Generation Food," (He'll show a clip from the film portion.)

"Everyone knows we live with a broken food system, but the good news is less often shared: we already know how feed the world for our generation, and generations to come," a description on the project website reads. "From Malawi to Michigan, communities and organizations are already building better ways to eat today so that everyone can eat well tomorrow.

"We want to share their stories with you, and yours with them online, on screen, on paper and in person. Changing the food system couldn't be more urgent."

To register for the Jan. 24 event, go to hiddenvilla.org.

Hidden Villa's Duveneck Forum book group will also meet to read and discuss "Stuffed and Starved" the week before Patel's visit, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:15-8 p.m. The first 10 people to register for and attend the book club (it's free) will have priority tickets for the Jan. 24 event. Sign up here.

IF YOU'RE GOING:
What: Duveneck Forum Series: Raj Patel
When: Saturday, Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills
Cost: Free
Information: hiddenvilla.org
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Comments

 +   1 person likes this
Posted by Sea-Seelam Reddy, a resident of College Terrace,
on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:04 am


Great topic.

I would like to know how I can reduce consumption of sugar, meat and milk.

How do we grow plans for food consumption without fertilizers.

Respectfully


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by garbanzo, a resident of Blossom Valley,
on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Mr.Reddy,
one solution is to reduce the quantity of sugar you take instead of the usual and substitute that with vegetables like Broccoli, brussel sprouts,etc.. and /or lentils and granins.


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