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Amy Goodman, Wenonah Hauter and Frederick Kaufman to discuss "The Value of Food"

New York, NY

May 23, 2013 | Thursday | 7:30 pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY ( see map )
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will moderate a discussion about food sustainability between Frederick Kaufman, journalist and author most recently of Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, and Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Cathedral partner Food & Water Watch and author of the newly released Foodopoly: The Battle over the Future of Food and Farming in America.

Food is a commodity, a cultural symbol, a vital element of life and a source of inspiration and innovation for scientists, chefs, farmers and the rest of us. Food is also one of the most controversial subjects in contemporary American society.

Following in the path laid by the recent exhibition, The Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet, the Cathedral is preparing to explore the cultural, social, spiritual, and creative aspects of this life-sustaining sustenance in all its variety, through an integrated series of discussions, art installations, and community outreach.

This event is free and open to the public.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....