Edible Education 101- Food and the Environment

November 8, 2011 - 6:00pm
UC Berkeley Wheeler Auditorium
Berkeley, CA

This event is a part of the Edible Education: 101 series at UC Berkeley, in conjunction with the Chez Panisse Foundation.

As the world’s population grows and the environment changes, in what ways will our food production system need to change? What policies will shape the future?

Speakers: FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ and GIDON ESHEL, moderated by NIKKI HENDERSON, Executive Director, The People's Grocery, Followed by book signing with Frances Moore Lappé

More About Edible Education 101
One of the many currents that the opening of Chez Panisse in 1971 helped set in motion is the movement now rising to reform the American food system. The restaurant focused an early light on the social and environmental benefits of farming sustainably and helped spur the growth of organic and local agriculture. Today, the food movement is a big, lumpy tent under which many different groups are gathering: organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, animal welfare, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, local food economies, etc. As a subject, food is remarkably multi-disciplinary, drawing on everything from economics and agronomy to sociology, anthropology, and the arts. In this course, each week lecturers representing a wide variety of disciplines will explore what their particular area of expertise has to offer the food movement to help it define and achieve its goals. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer for a food-related non-profit organization three hours a week throughout the semester, and to write a short reflective essay synthesizing what they have learned through their volunteer work with what they have learned from the lectures and readings.

This event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be purchased here.

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