Date: February 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Food/agriculture writers Raj Patel and Tom Philpott will discuss the underground history US food over the past century — from grandma’s problematic plate to GMOs — in a KUT Radio “Views and Brews” event.

Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, is a Research Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa, and a Fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy. His current writing and film project is “Generation Food.”

Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, where he also writes the popular “Food for Thought” blog. A former columnist and editor for Grist, Philpott is also cofounder of Maverick Farms, an educational center dedicated to promoting family farming and sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, NC.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. The program is free but with limited seating. First come, first seated. More information online.

Location: Cactus Café, Texas Union, University of Texas, Guadalupe at 23rd.