This week on Eating Matters, host Kim Kessler kicks off this show about food policy and political change with guest Michael Dimock. Michael is the President of Roots of Change which works to develop and support a collaborative network of leaders and institutions in California with interest in establishing a sustainable food system in the state by the year 2030. Talking to Kim about his latest projects as well as recent legislation concerning food, Michael explains what he has observed having been in the trenches lobbying for the food movement issues. In the second half of the show, Kim continues the conversation with Michael before introducing a new segment, Policy Made Personal, featuring UCLA Law student Sofia Beltran, reading an original essay. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“We believe that more unified power in the food movement is what’s needed to overcome the resistance at the policy level.” [2:24]

“How do we get those who vote with their fork to now vote with their votes around these issues?” [25:45]

Michael Dimock on Eating Matters