Interview: Andy Fisher, Big Hunger

On this edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, takes some time away from stocking his own food pantry to sit down with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.

Andy spoke at the University of Louisville on September 4th in a special lecture arguing that many key anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry. Fisher's research finds that efforts to end hunger, reduce obesity, and reform farm subsidies are compromised by corporate interests. Encouragingly, Big Hunger sets forth a vision for what we can do to put food banks out of business and solve hunger. Andy’s visit to Louisville was co-sponsored by UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, and the Departments of Anthropology and Urban & Public Affairs.

For more on Andy Fisher, check out the NYC Food Policy interview with him at…-of-big-hunger

As always, our interview is followed by an up-to-date community calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action to make sustainability happen NOW!

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Source: Interview: Andy Fisher, Big Hunger (Sustainability Now!, FORward Radio, Sept. 17, 2018)


Source: Interview: Andy Fisher, Big Hunger (UofL Today with Mark Hebert, Sept. 17, 2018, starts at 23:20)