“Empires of Food”

I caught this show on NPR today. The program, concerning a new book Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, touches on a few issues I’ve been thinking a lot about recently, and echoes some topics brought up in the blog posts I pointed out yesterday. Particularly interesting is co-author Evan Fraser’s assertion that economy trumps ecology only at our great peril.

How we eat, produce food could bring down society. – with Guy Raz

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About John Harness
John Harness is an artist and educator in Chicago. He is a member of Socialist Alternative and the Klingon Language Institute. He writes about political activism and roleplaying games.

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