Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter will discuss her new book Foodopoly with Glynwood President Kathleen Frith at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Fovea Exhibitions in Beacon.

Foodopoly coverBased in Washington, D.C., Hauter is one of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates. In her new book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, she contends that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created.

Instead, Hauter takes aim at the real culprit: the massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.

Frith, who leads Glynwood, one of the nation’s leading sustainable agriculture and food organizations, located in Cold Spring, will join Hauter in an intimate setting to discuss together and with the audience the statistics and stories that Hauter has collected and her account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra.

Hauter is positioned to witness the deregulation of large production facilities. She records the actions of surviving firms who have used their wealth to rewrite government regulations for their benefit.

Advance tickets are $25 and include a copy of Foodopoly (retail $27.99). Tickets may be purchased at Seating is limited. Fovea Exhibitions is located at 143 Main St., Beacon.

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