POLITICS OF FOOD : A CONVERSATION BETWEEN EZEQUIEL & PACO
If you enjoyed our episode “A Village That Can’t Be Named”, you may be interested to see a full interview between a human rights activist, Paco Casero, and a journalist, Ezequiel Martinez, who discuss the damaging effect of an inflexible bureaucracy on local food production and culture.
After the death of Franco in 1975, Spain embarked on a frenetic journey of transformation. The process of modernisation has often been a little too enthusiastic, at the expense of the traditional way of life. Everything new and foreign was good, and everything old and local was bad.
We explore these and other related themes in a conversation between two men who know the subject well. Paco is a passionate defender of the Mediterranean values and traditions; he has been an activist since the age of six (!), when he became a president of a children’s association fighting for freedom and justice. Ezequiel is a well-known author and TV presenter whose program “Tierra y Mar” (Land and Sea) has been a great success in Andalusia for over 20 years.