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Portraits of food activists

Earlier this week, a post to a listserve I belong to pointed me in the direction of a really beautiful audio slideshow that features portraits of 75 of the attendees at 2008′s Food and Society Conference.

Even if some of the people aren’t familiar to you, the portraits, all taken by Bart Nagel, are lovely and full of heart, and the song that goes along with it, “Shoppin’ In a Label-Free World,” is wry and pointed and worth a listen. The send-up of a Neil Young original was written and performed by Dan Sullivan from the Rodale Institute.

And…at least one of the portraits, about 17 seconds from the end, is of someone who will be most familiar to some of you who have been readers for awhile. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. It’s The Mint Killer, and it’s always good to see her smiling face.

2 Comments on “Portraits of food activists”

  1. #1 yasmine
    on Apr 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    you have an excellent blog. gardening is aspirational to me as i can’t grow anything–even cacti. so reading about gardening is a good second best for me :)

    and neat! you’re from the east bay too!


  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Apr 20th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Yasmine, thanks so much for the sweet comment! I have killed plenty of plants in my day, so don’t feel like I’m any kind of expert…

    And congrats on your magazine launch! It’s really beautiful — I hope plenty of people go check it out!

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