When we think of the banking industry and words like “derivatives” or “futures,” food is not the first thing that pops into mind, but maybe it should be. In his book Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, Frederick Kaufman explores the commodification of the world’s food system. Hear an uncut interview with Evan Kleiman below and keep reading for information on his upcoming Hammer Talk next week.
On Tuesday, August 13th AT 7:30pm, Kaufman will be joined by Wenonah Hauter for a Hammer Forum on The Corporatization and Commodification of Food.
Modern agriculture has become increasingly dependent on corporate seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, while the family farm is a fading myth. Frederick Kaufman, author of Bet The Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, and Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America and executive director of Food and Water Watch, look into the agribusiness monopolies that are determining what we eat and how much it costs.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.