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Dining, SFoodie Food Activist Raj Patel at The Commonwealth Club

Food Activist Raj Patel at The Commonwealth Club

Food Activist Raj Patel at The Commonwealth Club Where:  Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor When:  Tuesday, June 12 at 6 PM (Can't make it? Head down to Palo Alto on the 14th where the Cubberly Theater will host…
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Dining, SFoodie Will Supermarkets Be Irrelevant in the Future?

Will Supermarkets Be Irrelevant in the Future?

The awesome Raj Patel turned up on NPR this morning, withstanding a brief grilling by affably-voiced Steve Inskeep about "Five Things You Don't Know About Supermarkets," Patel's piece in the latest Foreign Policy magazine. From today's NPR chat we learn…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dirty Work

Dirty Work

California’s agribusiness plows, plants, and picks pretty much year-round, but we tend to celebrate only the spring-summer harvest. (Seen the price of cherries in Chinatown lately?) Yet even in the midst of the juicy season we ignore the factors and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Feast and Famine

Feast and Famine

Put down that burger and listen: We have created a world in which nearly a billion people don’t get enough to eat, while another billion are overweight. So says Raj Patel in his book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle…
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