Alana Mann – Food in a Changing Climate
14 May 2021 starting 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
In conversation with Laura Dalrymple, Feather & Bone
Emceed by Barbara Sweeney, founder of Food & Words
Food in a Changing Climate demands we look beyond our plates to the roots of inequity in our food systems. Alana Mann presents an unashamedly political agenda focused on the rejuvenation and strengthening of local and regional food systems that have been steadily eroded in the name of economic efficiency. She explains how the colonial origins of fossil-fuel based food production and trade persist in the marginalisation of farmers, food workers, and fishers in a corporatized food system that promotes the exploitation of the environment, excess production, and hyper-consumerism. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this book illustrates how the commodification of food has made us particularly vulnerable to climate change, extreme weather events, and pandemics.
Copies of Food in a Changing Climate will be available to purchase, and Alana will be signing books on the night.
Food In a Changing Climate