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Food as Medicine: Health and Food Safety

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Location Details:
Ferry Building Port Commission Hearing Room on the 2nd Floor of the Ferry Building

Food experts reveal how the facets of food production have huge impacts on our health and well-being

Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director, Center for Food Safety
Leslie Mikkelson, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Judith Redmond, Farmer and Co-owner, Fully Belly Farm/Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Sarah Janssen, Natural Resources Defense Council/Physicians for Social Responsibility
Aliza Wasserman, Farm to Institution Director, CAFF - Moderator

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Food safety, health and well-being are intricately linked to our local farms. Learn from top experts in the field how food, farmers and biodiversity play a role in creating a healthier society.

This program is part of Eat Local Month in the Bay Area. October is harvest time as well as Eat Local Month in the Bay Area. In one of the most abundant local food economies in the country, we are fortunate to be able to take one month and devote it to the sensations of the season. In celebration of this nationwide movement, The Commonwealth Club is hosting a series of timely programs on the social, economic and environmental benefits of supporting local food producers.

In addition to inviting people to eat locally grown foods as much as possible during October (visit for more details), the planned four-part series at The Commonwealth Club will include three seminars, including how local governments are affected (October 1); how water is challenging our local food supply (October 8), and how advocates for healthier eating are affecting the local-foods equation (October 22). In addition, the Club will sponsor a panel of experts at the Ferry Building (October 15) discussing how farmers and professional chefs are collaborating to build stronger and more sustainable communities; this panel discussion will be accompanied by a tasting of local food and wine.

Eat Local Month is brought to you by The Commonwealth Club Bay Gourmet Forum in association with Eat Local SF, Community Alliance for Family Farmers, and Buy Fresh Buy Local.
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