Eric Holt-Giménez, author of the soon-to-be published A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat, recently talked to Katy Keiffer, host of What Doesn’t Kill You: Food Industry Insights on the Heritage Radio Network, “the world’s pioneer food radio station,” based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Listen, below, or at What Doesn’t Kill You.
In his latest book, Eric Holt-Giménez takes on the social, environmental, and economic crises of the capitalist mode of food production. Drawing from classical and modern analyses, A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism introduces the reader to the history of our food system and to the basics of capitalism. In straightforward prose, Holt-Giménez explains the political economics of why—even as local, organic, and gourmet food have spread around the world—billions go hungry in the midst of abundance.