Frontiers of Commoning, with David Bollier

Jose Luis Vivero Pol: Treating Food as Commons, Not Commodites

Episode Summary

Why is there so much hunger in the world today when the global food system produces, and wastes, amazing quantities of food? Jose Luis Vivero Pol, an anti-hunger activist and PhD Research Fellow at the Universite catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, points to our treatment of food as commodities, as traded in heavily subsidized markets dominated by large corporations. In this podcast, Vivero explains how growing and distributing food through commons (instead of globally consolidated, extractivist markets) can help make food far more accessible, affordable, and nutritious for everyone.