On Tuesday June 24 the What The Fork team held a live chat on Branch and on Twitter to discuss corporate influence on food policy and current and upcoming legislation in Kauai and Oregon.
Panelists for the conversation were:
- Maureen Nandini Mitra: managing editor of Earth Island Journal.
- Rebekah Wilce: Project Director at the Center for Media and Democracy/Progressive Inc.
- Paul Koberstein: Editor of Cascadia Times.
- Paul Towers: Organizing and media director for Pesticide Action Network
- Gary Hooser: Kauai Council Member, former Hawaii State Senator and author of Kauai’s pesticide disclosure ordinance 960
- Andrea Brower: Environmental and social justice activist from Hawaii (Kauai), and PhD candidate at the University of Auckland.
- Mary Beth Williams: Chief of Staff/Legislative Aide to Representative Peter Buckley.
Kwan Booth is a journalist, digital strategist and independent publisher focusing on the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He is a cofounder of the hyperlocal news outlet Oakland Local and has consulted and led workshops for media and community organizations including The National Conference on Media Reform, the Knight Digital Media Center, The Online News Association and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. He writes at http://boothism.org.
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