Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Jerry Shannon
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester on the Honors listserv
- Book: THE SECRET LIFE OF GROCERIES by Benjamin Lorr
- Discussion Leader: Dr. Jerry Shannon, Associate Professor of Geography
- Date: Wednesday, October 4, 6:00-8:00pm
- Location: Moore Hall 116
- Description: The miracle of the supermarket has never been more apparent. Like the doctors and nurses who care for the sick, suddenly the men and women who stock our shelves and operate our warehouses are understood as ‘essential’ workers, providing a quality of life we all too easily take for granted. But the sad truth is that the grocery industry has been failing these workers for decades. In this page-turning expose, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on the highly secretive grocery industry. What does it take to run a supermarket? How does our food get on the shelves? And who suffers for our increasing demands for convenience and efficiency? The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the business, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system–delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it.
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