Episode 3: Coalitions that fight corporations (14 min.)
Andrews describes how grass-roots groups band together to advocate for policy changes and legislation in the halls of Congress. Anti-trust laws, labeling laws, fair competition laws -- when written with the farmer in mind -- can “work toward deconstructing economic consolidation and encouraging diversification in the economic enterprises around food system,” Andrews tells Tom Fox.
More about the Speaker
Br. Andrews has his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans. He serves as a consultant with the Domestic Policy Committee of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and is a member of the Governor of Iowa's Food Policy Council. He has served as an educational administrator. Dave was an accredited participant in the last three World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, Cancun and Hong Kong. He attended the last two World Food Summits in Rome and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a member of many Boards including Heifer Project International, Agricultural Missions and has served on a number of national commissions for the Pew Charitable Trust and the Farm Foundation.
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