What is the Global Food Movement? Given your experience of more than two decades of work, how has the movement changed and where do you foresee it going in the future? What do you think the biggest challenges will be and how will we overcome them?
Lecture by CARLO PETRINI with CORBY KUMMER, Introduced by Instructor NIKKI HENDERSON
Carlo Petrini is the founder and president of the international Slow Food movement, based in Bra, Italy. For over twenty years, Petrini has worked to promote local communities of farmers and artisan food producers throughout the world. Slow Food is an international, member-supported non-profit organization with over 100,000 members in 1,300 local chapters, and a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable food production. Slow Food is the convener of “Terra Madre,” a biennial conference in Turin Italy bringing together 40,000 farmers, ranchers, and other food producers, in addition to scholars and policy makers in agriculture, economics, and education, from more than 150 countries. In 2004, Petrini founded the University of Gastronomic Sciences and was named one of Time Magazine’s heroes of the year.
Corby Kummer is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, where he writes a monthly food column. He is also a restaurant critic for Boston Magazine, and curator of The Atlantic Food Channel, a blog devoted to food. Mr. Kummer is the winner of five James Beard Journalism Awards, presented by the James Beard Foundation for food writing. Mr. Kummer works closely with Carlo Petrini and often serves as his interpreter in high profile public engagements.
Nikki Henderson is the Executive Director of the People’s Grocery in Oakland, California. Nikki began her work in social justice through the foster care system in Southern California, having been raised with seven older foster brothers. Through mentoring, tutoring, and directing Foster Youth Empowerment Workshops, she developed her passion for youth leadership development among communities of color. She later shifted into sustainability, developing course curriculum for the University of California system and advocating across the state for environmental justice and political ecology.
Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science, Fall 2011.
Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project (edibleschoolyard.org), with support from Stephen Silberstein and The Knight Foundation for Environmental Journalism.
Live Stream sponsored by Bon Appetit Management Company.
Instructors: Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson.