Saturday, April 24, 2010

Decolonial Food For Thought at the CAER Conference

Claudia Serrato and Chris Rodriguez of Decolonial Food For Thought visited Eugene from LA to speak at the Coalition Against Environmental Racism's 15th annual grassroots environmental justice conference.

The two spoke about how colonization has radically changed indigenous food habits. The two briefly touched on how modern writers such as Micheal Pollen in his book Omnivore's Dilemma often blame today's food problem on the industrial revolution. These two visionaries back up 500 years to European colonization.

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The CAER conference continues for the rest of today and concludes with a local food action tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

what a great conference!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know...what would Italian cuisine be without tomatoes? The Irish finally quit starving every winter when they started growing potatoes. Both were from the New World.

Indians love potatoes and tandouri chicken has edged out fish & chips as the most popular take-out item in England.