Local author explores the origins of food production

authorbagHe’s telling the story of the items we often take for granted, and you can read all about it in his book, “Where am I Eating?” An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy

Author Kelsey Timmerman is also the author of, “Where am I Wearing?” A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes. From garment factories in Cambodia to banana plantations in Costa Rica, Kelsey Timmerman is dedicated to addressing global issues through storytelling.

authorvillageBy traveling the world and telling the stories of the people he meets, Timmerman is able to educate his readers and initiate dialogue about our responsibilities as local and global citizens. In his first book, WHERE AM I WEARING?, he traveled the world to find out where his clothes came from. Visiting garment factories in Asia and Latin America, he shared the stories of the people who make our clothes. From a 20-something t-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, Timmerman humanizes the issues of globalization and provokes readers to check their tags and think about where their clothing comes from.

authorbookIn his next book WHERE AM I EATING?, he confronted slavery in the Ivory Coast cocoa industry, and explored Fair Trade coffee farming in Colombia, as he uncovered the realities of the global food industry that is supporting our “all-American” diet. An acclaimed public speaker, Timmerman has lectured on travel and globalization around the world. He is particularly passionate about educating students through humor and storytelling, and encourages them to think globally and act locally.

To learn more, visit www.kelseytimmerman.com/.

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