On today’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis speaks with Raj Patel, award-winning writer and activist, and author of Stuffed and Starved: The HIdden Battle for the World Food System, and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. Raj talks about his latest project, Generation Food, which is a new documentary, book and multimedia project that aims to show how ordinary women and men around the world are setting the table for themselves, their communities, and generations to come. Hear stories from Raj’s travels and experiences in food poverty all around the world, and what Raj believes can be a solution to these problems. To find more about Raj or support his projects, be sure to check out his website: www.rajpatel.org. This program has been sponsored by the International Culinary Center. Thanks to SNOWMINE for today’s music.

Photo Credit: Andrea Ismert

“So much of the way we eat and the way we communicate is social, and often that is forgotten in the United States. There are ways in which social change can increase the chance of fighting obesity and poverty, but first you need to organize. No one will fight poverty alone.” [28:30]

Raj Patel on Taste Matters