Faculty Club Grand Lounge, Ohio State University
181 South Oval Drive
Who controls the food we eat, the consumer or an increasingly small number of food corporations and public officials? Even though we may be winning the battle for healthy and sustainably produced food at the grocery store, we may ultimately lose the war in the public policy arena.
A free public lecture by Mark Winne will be held on central campus to discuss these issues. Winne currently writes, speaks, and consults extensively on community food system topics including hunger and food insecurity, local and regional agriculture, community food assessment, and food policy. He also does policy communication and food policy council work for the Community Food Security Coalition.
His essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Hartford Courant, the Boston Globe, The Nation, In These Times, Sierra Magazine, Orion Magazine, Successful Farming, Yes! Magazine, and numerous organizational and professional journals. Mark blogs regularly at www.markwinne.com
and is a regular contributor at www.civileats.org
. He is the author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty (Beacon Press 2008) and Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture (Beacon Press, 2010).
Event is hosted by the OSU John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Social Responsibility Initiative, Knowlton School of Architecture, Center for Farmland Policy Innovation, and Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics.
Registration and further information is available online.