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Unofficial Transcript Radio #3

August 29, 2010

Unofficial Transcript Radio #3

GRIP-UQAM activists work to transform food politics & challenge economic structure

Producers: David Koch

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To learn about some of the work being done by student activists at the Université du Québec à Montréal, I visited a small but feisty focal point of student militancy known as GRIP-UQAM.

In these days of impending climate chaos and and shrinking biodiversity, many of the student groups sponsored by the GRIP are working on projects aimed at reversing environmental destruction — with a notable focus on transforming the wasteful processes that go into the production of food.

To get the low-down on these goings-on, Unofficial Transcript spoke to GRIP-UQAM coordinator Jocelyn Darou, in her sunny downtown office.

Report by David Koch. Unofficial Transcript is made possible with funding from the Canadian Federation of Students-Quebec (CFSQ).

Music: “Radio Nowhere” by Ethnomite Pux. This song is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 Image by Anthony Catalano, Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.


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