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Andy Fisher On The Anti-Hunger Movement’s Strange Bedfellows

Andy Fisher’s book Big Hunger was released in paperback earlier this year. He spoke on a panel in Bloomington, organized by Mother Hubbard’s Cupoard (Kayte Young/WFIU)

Charity is not justice. Charity is what a society does when there is no justice. –Andy Fisher

On today’s show, our conversation with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.
We’ve had Amanda Nickey and Stephanie Solomon on Earth Eats, talking about food pantries addressing root causes of hunger, and Angela Babb has helped us look at some of the interesting configurations around government food aid, SNAP and Big Ag.
Andy Fisher takes us further in this thought-provoking discussion.

Also this week, Harvest Public Media reports on the newly passed farm bill.

Music on this episode:
Solitude by Brandon Davis/The Electric Set
French Beach by Thick Business from Free Music Archives
The Earth Eats’ theme music is composed by Erin Tobey and performed by Erin and Matt Tobey.

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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