Noted author speaks on global food chain

Raj Patel, New York Times best selling author of Stuffed and Starved, is coming to Victoria to speak about the global food chain

For most North Americans, the world is our dish, laden with more foods than we’ve ever seen in history and more calories than we know what to do with. But globally, there are more bloated bellies from malnutrition, seemingly due to a scarcity of food.

Raj Patel, New York Times best selling author of Stuffed and Starved, is coming to Victoria to speak about the global food chain, food systems and the web made up of corporations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, farmers’ groups, government agencies and lobbyists.

Patel will be at the Garth Homer Society Auditorium, 813 Darwin St., from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Call 250-479-6162 for more details.