What are the underlying reasons for the upsurge in food prices around the world? What can be done about it? The Executive Director of Food First, Eric Holt-Gimenez, lays it out for us in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Holt-Gimenez is also the author ofCampesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture, published by Food First.
Please note: The KBOO broadcast of this episode has been postponed until May 29, but you can listen right here whenever you'd like! There will also be a listening and tasting party Thursday, May 15 @ 7pm at the Waypost (3120 N. Williams Ave.)
This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the US military. Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above. Or hear individual pieces going to their links below.
In these first four segments, you can hear the music of Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar Clarissa Clo.
Jane D'Arista talks with Bill Resnick about what makes food so much more expensive everywhere. As with oil and finance, it has a lot to do with deregulation. D'Arista is Director of Programs at the Financial Markets Center.
Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) speaks with Julie Matthews (HealthfulLiving.org), author of Nourishing Hope: Nutrition Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. (NourishingHope.com) They look at how diet can help autism and provide a holistic guide to implementation.