Why can’t delicious, inexpensive and healthy food be available to everyone? What does the financialization of food have to do with world hunger? How has food stopped being food and what does the Chicago Mercantile Exchange have to do with this question? Frederick Kaufman’s innovative and well-researched book, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, explores these questions. Kaufman investigates the connection between the global food chain and global finance. What does pizza, which is one of the most popular foods items in the world, have to do with the financialization of food?
Kaufman shares with Food Integrity Now his prospective and his investigation into the world of food futures, commodities and derivatives. He expands upon how this volatile industry, that is still greatly unregulated, is creating the imaginary food prices which are in conflict with the real price of food.
In this controversial interview Kaufman discusses not only the financialization of food and how this affects hunger on the planet, but we also discuss Bill Gates, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, GMOs, our current patents laws and the need for patent reform. To listen to this intriguing interview, click the link below: