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Food Rebel Fights Back

Mark Winne, a nationally known food activist and author of “Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners and Smart Cookin’ Mamas,” spoke at the Backus Business and Technology Center Wednesday. The topic may sound bland — Food Policy Councils — but the talk was much spicier than you would think. He praised Backus, United Way Southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Thames Valley Council for Community Action, FRESH New London and other partners who have formed the council, which seeks to use public policy and partnerships to make lasting change to combat hunger and obesity in the region. Learn more about the council at