Friday, April 3, 2009

Talking about Food

Closing The Food Gap
- Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty with Mark Winne, author
Fascinating topic on how we as Americans get our food, and the disparity in this "land of plenty" between those who have and those who do not. Mark Winne is a proponent of finding a way for all citizens of this lovely land to be able to eat well, eat enough, eat organically, eat fairly. As of today, this is still not the case. Compelling ideas to hear about in a time when our economy is feeling even more stressed and the soup kitchens and food banks have record high needs and less than ever on the shelves to give.
This is also a book signing - how fun! Here is a link to Mark's book.

Saturday, April 4th 3:00 pm Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. Tickets: $10/$5 students FREE with nonperishable food donation/or grocery gift card
(photo courtesy of Flickr/ Faeryboots - thanks!)

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Anonymous said...

We all can't eat organically - if we kept the farmland we have now, 1.2 billion people would have to die in order for there to be enough food for us all - due to the lower productivity of organic farming.

We all know who'd die - poor people. Already, one can begin to trace an increase in commodity food prices due to conversion to organic farming.

Here's a list of food that contain high amounts of pesticides using modern farming - these are foods that it makes a lot of sense to buy organic version.

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