Eric Holt-Giménez (KEYNOTE) photo

Eric Holt-Giménez (KEYNOTE)

Executive Director, Food First

Eric is the Executive Director of Food First, a "peoples' think-and-do tank" dedicated to eliminating the injustices that cause hunger and environmental degradation. He is the co-author of Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, as well as many academic, magazine, and news articles. After spending more than 25 years with the resourceful farmers of Central America and Mexico, Eric holds a deep appreciation for the value and power of building local food systems.


About Food First

Food First celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a number of special events, publications, and online store promotions.  Founded in 1975 by Joseph Collins and Frances Moore Lappé, author of the revolutionary best-seller Diet for a Small Planet, Food First has gone on to publish over 60 books exploding commonly-held “myths” about hunger and food production.  In celebration of its 40th year, Food First will be organizing a number of special events in the San Francisco Bay Area—where the organization is based—and a national spring speaking tour featuring Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez.