Animal, Vegetable, Junk: Mark Bittman & Living on Earth

Event sponsored by Living on Earth, Brandeis University Environmental Studies Program, UMass Boston School for the Environment, and the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

March 30, 2021
Zoom Webinar

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About the Event

"Nothing is more important than food," says author and NYTimes Food writer Mark Bittman. Yet, "You can’t have a serious conversation about food without talking about human rights, climate change, and justice".

On March 30, the nationally-syndicated public radio show Living on Earth will chat with Bittman about just that, as we discuss his latest book: ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, JUNK: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal.

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, JUNK tells the story of our species through an ancient lens, offering a panoramic view of how a frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, when Big Food’s deadly effects on public health, the environment (including climate change), resource use, and the economy threaten everyone.

Animal, Vegetable, Junk book and Mark Bittman Photo