Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Edible Education

Edible Education 101

UC Berkeley is giving a series of lectures, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse (h/t Alice McLean). The 13-week course, "Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement," was organized and funded by the Chez Panisse Foundation. Oakland's People's Grocery Executive Director Nikki Henderson and UC Berkeley Journalism professor (and /Omnivore's Dilemma /author) Michael Pollan are co-teaching the course.


_September 13: The Politics of Food_
Speaker: MARION NESTLE, Ph.D., M.P.H, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU; chair of the Council on Nutrition Policy of the National Association for Public Health Policy; and author of numerous books including /Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health/, /Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety/, and /What to Eat/.

_September 20: Perspectives on Race, Place, and Food_
Speakers: ALEGRl'A DE LA CRUZ, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment; REBECCA FLOURNOY, PolicyLink; YVONNE YEN LIU, Applied Research Center/Colorlines, Inc.

_September 27: Nutrition, Health, and Diet Related Disease_
Speakers: PATRICIA CRAWFORD, M.P.H. Dr.P.H, RD., Director of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley; ROBERT LUSTIG, M.D., Director of Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health at UCSF

_October 4: Corporations and the Food Movement_
Speakers: JACK SINCLAIR, Executive Vice President of Grocery Merchandise, Wal-Mart, and JIB ELLISON, CEO, Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting, in conversation with author MICHAEL POLLAN

_October 11: School Lunch and Edible Schoolyards_
Speaker: ANN COOPER, author of four books, including /Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children/ (2006).

_October 18: Feeding the World_
Speaker: RAJ PATEL, a writer, activist and academic. He has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. His first book was /Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System/ and his latest, /The Value of Nothing/, is a New York Times best-seller.

_October 25: Agriculture and Social Justice_
Speakers: ERIC SCHLOSSER, author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001); executive producer of the film, There Will Be Blood (2007), and a co-producer of the documentary, Food Inc., (2008); GREG ASBED and LUCAS BENITEZ, co-founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a grassroots, membership-led organization of migrant agricultural workers based in Florida.


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