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Coming soon: Generation Food Modules and Lesson Plans for Educators and Facilitators

We will be working with educators and curricula writers to create free lesson plans for middle, high school, and college teachers on the subjects of food, health, economics, and more.

Here are some resources to help you learn about the global food system.

The Secret Ingredient Podcast

Produced by KUT public radio, a lively round table discussion where Generation Food’s Raj Patel joins host Rebecca McInroy and Tom Philpott, food and agriculture writer for Mother Jones Magazine, to cover issues from food consumption to global health, gender bias, to the economy.

Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement

This UC Berkeley course includes archived videos of lectures and discussions. Speakers include Raj Patel, Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser and more.

How the World Bank Makes Everything Worse

Video: Raj Patel on BigThink

After reviewing classified World Bank documents, Raj Patel concluded that a loan from this organization is more of a punch to the face than a help to poor nations.

The Value of Nothing

Book by Raj Patel 2009

“This is a deeply thought-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness” — Naomi Klein.

Food Rebellions! Forging Food Sovereignty to Solve the Global Food Crisis

Holt-Gimenez E, Patel R. 2009

The book Food Rebellions! takes a deep look at the world food crisis and its impact on the global South and underserved communities in the industrial North.

Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Battle for the World Food System

Patel R. Melville House. 2012

“For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis, or understand the links between U.S. farm policy and the ability of the world’s poor to feed themselves, Stuffed and Starved is indispensable.” —Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Food Sovereignty: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food

Raj Patel’s essay in the PLoS Medical Journal

Gender is key to food insecurity and malnourishment, because women and girls are disproportionately disempowered through current processes and politics of food’s production, consumption, and distribution.