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Menu for the Future – Begins June 17th, 2008

Posted by youngsierrans on June 9, 2008

This is the first time this new NWEI discussion course is being offered in the Dallas area. Please come out to join us!

When: Tuesday, June 17th
Time: 6:30 to eat, 7:00 Discussion
Duration: Five sessions/meetings
Where: (1) Kathryn’s Home in Richardson and/or (2) Ali Baba Restaurant in Richardson
Contact: Kathryn Anderle. Please contact her to reserve your place in this class. kathryn-max@tx.rr.com

Discussion Course Goals:
• To explore food systems and their impacts on culture, society and ecological systems.
• To gain insight into agricultural and individual practices that promote personal and ecological well-being.
• To consider your role in creating or supporting sustainable food systems.
Topics Covered: What’s Eating America, Anonymous Food, Farming for the Future, You Are What You Eat, Toward a Just Food System, and Choices for Change.

Course curriculum can be found on the NWEI site (link).

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One Response to “Menu for the Future – Begins June 17th, 2008”

  1. Peter said

    A couple interesting articles and a video about the ecological impact of creating and transporting the food we eat. Bottomline being: “If you’re worried about global warming, changing what you eat is far more important than monitoring where it’s produced.”

    (1) Chris Blattman’s Blog – Asst Prof of Poly Sci and Econ at Yale – Carbon Footprint of Food: More Complex Than We Think

    http://chrisblattman.blogspot.com/2008/06/carbon-footprint-of-food-more-complex.html

    (2) Environmental Science and Tech Publication – Do Food Miles Matter? “The benefits of eating locally grown food may not extend to curbing global warming, according to a comprehensive study of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. food.”

    http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2008/apr/science/ee_foodmiles.html

    (3) TED: Ideas Worth Sharing – Talks Video Presentation (20 min) of Mark Bittman’s What’s Wrong With What We Eat? “In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.”

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