The Battle for the Future of Food

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
June 11, 2024 at 12:30PM EDT WGBH Forum Network webinar

Timothy A. Wise, Senior Advisor at the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP); and Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute.

Researcher, author and activist Timothy A. Wise explains why industrial agriculture (Big Ag) is more a threat to the planet and humanity than a solution to hunger. Based on his book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food, he steps through numerous issues associated with corporate agriculture, including GMOs, toxins and excess fertilizers. He also describes non-corporate farming strategies that will feed the entire planet and help to restore global environment, economies and health.

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Books:

Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (2019)

Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico (2003)

Tim Wise is a frequent contributor in the media, with commentaries in Wired, Vice, and other publications

Background articles:

(IATP Tim Wise) Mexico Defends GM Corn Restrictions with Science

(IATP) Mexico GM Corn Case Update: U.S. Assertions Rebutted by Civil Society Experts

(The Nation) The New Colonialist Food Economy