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Edible Education- The Rise and Future of the Food Movement


Carlo Petrini- The Global Food Movement
--First Lecture in the Edible Education Series--



Edible Education was a class offered by the University of California, Berkley in the fall of 2011.  the class was organized and funded by the Chez Panisse Foundation.

Organised by Alice Waters, Oakland’s People’s Grocery Executive Director Nikki Henderson, and Michael Pollan.

Complete Course Description Here

Complete Lecture Series Here


Michael Pollan has brought sustainable agriculture to the mainstream though his books and lectures.  This video is from the Authors@Google series, and is filled with great commentary on the state of our current food distribution system and alternatives that we have available to us.

This University of California seminar entitled "Fast Food World: Perils and Promises of The Global Food Chain", brought together some of the leading activists in the sustainable agriculture movement to discuss food policy issues.  The all-star panel consisted of:

Michael Pollan - Author of the Omnivore's Dilemma
Carlo Petrini - President and Founder of Slow Food International
Wendell Berry - Author and Conservationist
Vandana Shiva - Physicist, environmental activist, and author
Eric Schlosser - Author of Fast Food Nation



Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver in his 2010 Ted Speech: "Teach Every Child about Food!"



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