The University of Chicago Center for International Studies (CIS) hosted president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Ken Cook, on Tuesday, April 17, to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill. Cook discussed the enormous challenges in front of us as Congress begins its work to reauthorize the farm bill, which is required by law to happen every 5 years. From protecting land and water, to spending taxpayer dollars on programs that actually help the environment, improve the quality of our food, and enhance vital federal nutrition programs for those most in need, Cook laid out the battle before us to fundamentally change the way our government invests in food and agriculture.
Cook's talk was part of the Center for International Studies' spring quarter series, "Food (In)Security: Access, Equity, Frameworks." The Ken Cook program is co-sponsored by the Program on the Global Environment and University Communications.
Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHQKN1sD-Gw