What might a world without hunger look like? On this episode of Chewing the Fat, we interview Dr. M. Jahi Chappell about his book, “Beginning to End Hunger: Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond.” From the story about a city of 5 million that took on food security more holistically, we learn about how to unite sustainability and economic well-being: in policy design, community-building, and ultimately, deepening our commitment to human rights. Jahi then shares his reflections on how researchers should critically examine their roles in movement-building. What does it look like to create trust and be in one another’s lives, and how would that change what we think and do about hunger–here and everywhere?
Chewing the Fat is a podcast from the Yale Sustainable Food Program. We cover people making change in the complex world of food and agriculture. We’re home to brilliant minds: activists, academics, chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, journalists, policymakers, and scientists (to name a few!). Taken together, their work represents a reimagining of mainstream food movements, challenging myths and tropes as well as inspiring new ways of collaborating.
The podcast is an aural accompaniment to our on-campus Chewing the Fat speaker series, aiming to broaden our content beyond New Haven. Episodes are released every two weeks, featuring interviews, storytelling and more.
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