Hear a compelling talk from author Jon Steinman as he visits Minneapolis on his 130-stop North American book tour.
About this Event
Grocery stores exert considerable influence over the global food supply and in the communities we live. How do the largest grocers today maintain their grip on food makers, communities, and eaters? As part of his North American book release tour, author Jon Steinman offers up a preview of his new book including disturbing trends emerging among the dominant grocers. As Jon will share, community-owned grocery stores are more important today than ever before.
Jon will be at Eastside before and after his talk to chat from 11:00 am -1:00 pm and 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Pick up a copy of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants and get it signed by the author!
About the book: For many of us fortunate enough to be able to purchase our food from a grocery store, rarely do we give ourselves the opportunity to inquire into the companies selling us the food. Who owns the grocery stores we shop at? What influence do these often national or multinational chains exert on the production, processing and distribution of food? How do these retailers contribute to the health and well-being of the communities they operate in and to what extent do they contribute or extract from local economies? These are just some of the big questions probed in Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants.
About the Author: Jon Steinman is the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner (2006-2010) and of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System - a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op - Canada's largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.