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Going Local: The Power of Supporting Locally Grown Food
Date Thursday December 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave near Dwight Way
Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Thu, Dec 9, 2004 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Going Local: The Power of Supporting Locally Grown Food
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave near Dwight Way
Berkeley

More food is produced today than ever before, yet poverty exists alongside obesity, food banks struggle to feed the hungry, food contamination kills more people every year, while small family farms face extinction under industrial agriculture. But it doesn't have to be that way. Join Food First at a panel discussion featuring three food policy experts and activists who will explore the power of supporting locally grown food in the face of mounting industrialization of the world's food system.

Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC, will discuss how simple shifts in eating habits to locally grown foods delivers superior taste, is better for people's health, the livelihoods of small farmers, and the global environment. His discussion is based on his new book, Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket.

Christine Ahn will discuss the challenges of fighting hunger today based on the new Food First report she co-authored, "Beyond the Food Bank." She has written extensively on food and farm policy issues for Food First.

Brahm Ahmadi, the co-founder of Oakland's People's Grocery that brings healthy food to Oakland's low-income community will discuss how this small community-based organization is transforming Oakland resident's connection to food, land, justice and their communities.
Cost: Free.
For more information contact:
510-548-2220 x233

http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?uid=3375
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