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Food Security Governance: Empowering communities, regulating corporations

March 10, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Free

The University Food Policy Collaborative of New York City Presents

Food Security Governance: Empowering communities, regulating corporations

A panel discussion in celebration of Nora McKeon’s new book Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions.
Nora McKeon’s just-released book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and explores what we can do to change it. In her talk she will contrast how actors link up in corporate global food chains and in the local food systems that are considered to be “alternative” but in fact feed most of the world’s population. She will describe how communities around the world are protecting their access to resources and building better ways of food provision and discuss how the Committee on World Food Security – a uniquely inclusive global policy forum since its reform in 2009 – could be supportive of these efforts. The talk will conclude with a call to blow the whistle on predatory capitalism by building effective public policy instruments for accountable governance and extending their authority to the realm of regulating markets and corporations.

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Details

Date:
March 10, 2015
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://bit.ly/1EMQ7f3

Venue

CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Website:
http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Home
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