Sustainability, Sustenance and Social Change:
How Sustainable Food and Farming Can Nourish the World and Transform Community
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
6:00 pm reception with sustainable food and agricultural co-sponsoring organizations
7:00 pm Lecture and Q&A, book signing to follow
What are the environmental, economic, and social costs of our current food system?
What food system alternatives are less expensive and better for the environment?
How can we build support for a more resilient, sustainable food system?
Over the past decade, best-selling author Anna Lappé - respected for her work on food politics, sustainability, and social change - has travelled the world meeting with farmers, scientists and citizen activists who are creating alternatives to industrial agriculture. Join us for an informative evening with Anna as she debunks myths about sustainable food and farming, discusses the crisis of industrial agriculture (including genetically modified organisms, GMOs) and shares the story of solutions - local, state and national policies as well as community-based efforts that are fostering sustainable and fair food systems across the country.
Anna's talk will be followed by the screening of short documentary and animated films called Food MythBusters: The Real Story About What We Eat.
Anna is author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, and co-author (with Frances Moore Lappé) of Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet. She is the co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund.