Environmental Studies and Environmental Policy
Fixing the Food System: From Personal Choice to Politics
Patty Lovera, Lehigh Alum
Water and Food Policy Director, Food and Water Watch
The list of what’s wrong with our food system is long and seems to grow by the day. Is the growing “food movement” enough to fix it? Learn more about how making good food choices and rebuilding local food systems is just the beginning of what we need to do to take back our food system, and how solving this crisis will take changing our politics, not just personal choice.
Patty Lovera is the food and water policy director at Food & Water Watch in Washington, DC, where she has worked since its founding in 2005, and helped it grow to over 100 staff all over the nation. Patty has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Michigan. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Patty was the deputydirector of the energy and environment program at Public Citizen and a researcher at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Patty works with the lobbyists and researchers on FWW’s food and water policy teams, especially on FWW campaigns to fight factory farms, address corporate control of the food system and stop the privatization of our drinking water systems.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:30pm