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Catching Up With Raj Patel

If you didn’t know already, Raj Patel is one busy guy. This fall he will be honored with the James Beard Foundation’s Leadership Award for “his scholarship and advocacy work to change the inequalities in our world’s food system”. The award celebrates visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer and more sustainable food world. Raj will be one of six recipients receiving the prestigious award.

Exciting news on the global front: Raj recently returned from Africa, where he reconnected with the subjects of Generation Food’s Malawi story. Remarkably, Jennifer’s husband Winston has come around and now does his share of the domestic work with his wife. Winston is also a leader with a local climate change group helping to figure out how they’re going to manage the unpredictable weather and new pests that come with it. If you haven’t seen our preview of the Malawi story, check it out here.

Stay tuned for more Raj, his talks and his adventures, when this fall he’ll be speaking at SXSW Eco and teaching a class at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin on his upcoming book, Seven Cheap Things. If you can’t make it to Texas, you can catch and catch up on his ongoing NPR bi-weekly podcast The Secret Ingredient which “won’t tell you what to eat, but will explore why you’re eating it”.