Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Quilts & FED UP: the High Costs of Cheap Food author Dale Slongwhite, FWAF, and Betty DeBose in Gainesville, FL for 2 engagements!

Gainesville, FL, radio station, WGOT-LP 94.7 FM, during their program "Good Company" interviewed FED UP author Dale Slongwhite, FWAF's Jeannie Economos,  on May 23rd, 2014. 

Hosted by Lynne Loewenthal, the discussion covered the histories of the former Lake Apopka farmworkers and the writing and research for Dale's book, FED UP: The High Costs of Cheap Food.

Listen here for the radio broadcast: CLICK!

On May 21,2014, preceding this event,  Dale appeared with Jeannie Economos and former Lake Apopka farmworker , Betty DeBose,  at the Civic Media Center in Gainesville FL, for a reading of Dale's book, FED UP: The High Costs of Cheap Food.  

The Gainsville Sun newspaper covered the reading and described her book :

"In "Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food," Dale Slongwhite collects the nearly inconceivable and chilling oral histories of African American farmworkers in Florida whose lives, and those of their families, were forever altered by one of the most disturbing pesticide exposure incidents in United States’ history.For decades, the farms and farmworkers around Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake, were sprayed with chemicals ranging from the now-banned DDT to toxaphene."

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