Thu, Nov 14, 2013: The Industrial Diet in Three Meals

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday November 14th, 2013 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Tony Winson, Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph


The Industrial Diet in Three Meals


Anthony Winson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto) taught at Saint Mary’s University and the University of Western Ontario before joining the University of Guelph. For much of his career he has been writing on agriculture, food and rural development issues related to Canada and the Third World. His books include Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica (Macmillan, 1989), The Intimate Commodity (Garamond, 1993), and Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy (U. of Toronto Press, 2002, co-author Belinda Leach). This last book won the John Porter prize of the Canadian Sociology Association for 2003, and examines economic restructuring, work, and the factors underlying sustainability in small manufacturing-dependent rural communities in several regions of Ontario. More recently he has extended his earlier interests in the sociology of food and agribusiness, and completed an in-depth exploration of the political economic determinants of diet and nutrition. This has resulted in a new book titled The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013, 2014)

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