Where Am I Eating?

America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the Eating-Cover1.jpg people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fishermen who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. WHERE AM I EATING? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat.

This book shows how our eating habits affect the lives of the people who produce our food. Kelsey explores the global food economy through compelling stories on workers’ rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, slavery, and immigration. WHERE AM I EATING? does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.

Refreshments provided by the Co-op! Hope to see you on July 23 at 6:30pm!  

July 23, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Bartholomew Co. Public Library

Will you come?