Global/Local Food Politics with Lauren Baker

How can we make compassionate and conscious food choices? Is consumption of a plant-based diet only part of the picture? Lauren Baker, a doctoral student at York University and food activist, will tackle these and other questions during this week’s show. We’ll discuss the corporatization of agriculture, global food politics, and the importance of farmers’ markets, seasonal veggies, organics and roof-top gardening. Toronto listeners will also learn where to buy locally-grown produce and how to get involved with community gardens around the city.

Baker received her Master’s of Environmental Studies in 1997. She has worked extensively with FoodShare in Ontario on issues of urban horticulture and food security. Her current research areas include biodiversity conflicts and new social movements in Mexico.

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