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Tracie McMillian: “Real Food vs. Affordable Food: Can we have both?”

March 7, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Oakes Mural Room, Room 223


Tracie McMillianJoin journalist Tracie McMillan to discuss her work for The American Way of Eating, which chronicles her experience in three undercover jobs across the American food system: California farmworker, produce clerk in a Detroit-area Walmart, New York City Applebee’s kitchen wretch. Weaving policy and agricultural economics into personal narrative, McMillan explores what it would cost to grow food fairly.

Tracie McMillan, a freelance journalist whose work centers on food and class, is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her first book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, will be published by Scribner in February 2012. Learn more on her website.

Presented by the Studies of Food and the Body Multicampus Research Program. Support is provided by the University of California Office of the President. Staff support is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.


March 7, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Oakes Mural Room, Room 223
Oakes College‎ 150 Heller Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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