On May 22, Octopus Books is excited to host a conversation on hunger, farming, and food sovereignty. Author Haroon Akram-Lodhi will be in Ottawa to launch his new book "Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice, and the Agrarian Question." He will be in conversation with Paul Slomp, local cattle-farmer and executive member of the National Farmers Union (NFU).
About the Book
In Hungry for Change, Haroon Akram-Lodhi explains how capitalism was introduced into farming and how it transformed the terms and conditions by which farmers produce food. Written in accessible language and incorporating accounts from farmers and agricultural workers, this book explains how the creation, structure and operation of the capitalist world food system is marginalizing family farmers, small-scale peasant farmers and landless rural workers as it entrenches us all in a global subsistence crisis. Building upon the idea of food sovereignty, Akram-Lodhi develops a set of additional solutions to resolve the current crisis of the world food system
“A must-read for anyone who cares about understanding food and the planet today.” - Raj Patel
About the Author
A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy at Trent University, in Peterboroguh, Canada.
Octopus Books, Fernwood Publishing, Just Food, National Farmers Union Local 362 Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, USC - Canada