Conversations du JourConversations du Jourhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/80921CPGC Cafe (Stokes 104)2008-11-21T12:30:002008-11-21T13:30:00
November 21, 12:30PM–1:30PM
CPGC Cafe (Stokes 104)
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited by the CPGC, the Office of Multi-cultural Affairs and the Student Activities Office for weekly, informal conversations about current events and happenings on campus, in our region and around the world. Tasty (and free!) lunch is provided. Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm in the CPGC Cafe.
This week: Organic, Local & Sustainable Foods
Food for thought: What is organic food and why is it important to you? Is it better to buy local or buy organic? Do you know where your food comes from? How do you feel about the modern American separation between buying food and growing food? Are the organic/local/sustainable campaigns elitist? What does it mean to buy local, and how local is local? How can people in cities participate in a local (food) economy? Is it extra important for Haverford, as a large consumer, to buy locally? If so, in what ways (support local farmers, set an example, more planet-friendly, etc)? If this is important, where does it fall in terms of priorities in relation to energy use, paper waste, recycling, food waste, scholarship/accessibility?
Sarah Mills '09: Sarah's interest in sustainable food came from her experience in South Africa where large agribusiness has not yet taken over and people are more connected to their food, thus it is produced in a more sustainable way that is less cruel to animals.
Megan Kietzman-Nicklins '11: Megan is a member of Haverford's Food Fight, whose interest in local and organic food came from the desire to know what exactly she is putting into her body and what industries she is supporting through food purchase and as a member of the Haverford College institution.
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