New Food Activism — Julie Guthman, Author & Professor

We are witnessing the birth of a new food activism that is both oppositional and collaborative. Dr. Julie Guthman teaches and writes to encourage budding agrarians and the rest of us to pick a battle, take stances, be political work on policy or simply just work on something that looks to be really wrong. Her students at the University of California at Santa Cruz have completely changed from somewhat passive in the past to feeing total outrage now about the political environment. Dr. Guthman has written extensively about food and agriculture including in her books: \”Agrarian Dreams\”, \”Weighing Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism\” and her soon to be published newest book, \”The New Activism\”. \”These times cause us to be horrified and hopeful… Pick your battle.\”