Kelsey Timmerman - WHERE AM I EATING?
Follow Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman as he journeys across the globe in an effort to track his food back to the point of origin.
Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers. America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio.
Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories from around the world about who produces the food we eat, explaining what their lives are like and how our habits affect them. Timmerman explores the global food economy including workers’ rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, and immigration.
Author Kelsey Timmerman has discussed social issues on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Fox News Radio. Where Am I Eating? does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.
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Hear Kelsey Timmerman speak about his book on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Old National Events Plaza.