Today for the
Vermont Food Summit...
First off, great first day everyone! Great discussions, food,
people, and competition! Now we're on to day Two of the Vermont Food
Summit, and have a very full schedule!
/Today from 11-1pm, RAIN LOCATION- First Floor of DC!/
An Eat-In is a group of people gathering together in public to
share a meal. It is a protest against food that is fast, artificially
cheap, and industrially produced. The purpose of this Eat-In is for
the generation inheriting the current food system to demonstrate to
the community that we want good, clean, and fair food for the future
and that we can all come to the table to create a just food system. We
are asking all UVM student, faculty, and staff to take some time out
of their day to eat together during this time to demonstrate our
desire and commitment to change in the food system and demand for real
food! Visit the national website at http://www.eat-ins.org/
BRING YOUR LUNCH, BRING A SIGN, AND JOIN US TO DEMONSTRATE THAT WE
WANT A DIFFERENT FOOD SYSTEM!
Lunch discussion with PROFESSOR ERNESTO MENDEZ at Noon in the Food
Lounge around the topic...
"COMPLEX INTERACTIONS BETWEEN FOOD, PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT."
FOOD & YOU: HOW'S THE RELATIONSHIP?
1pm in the Boulder Society Room
Annie Cressey an Interim Health Educator in Health Promotion
Services. Her focus is assessing, developing, and coordinating
awareness programs on the intersections of eating disorders/disordered
eating, body image, nutrition and fitness. During this time she will
lead a discussion around your relationship with food. Does food have
meaning in your life? Why do you choose to eat certain foods? How does
it affect your life? Annie will use film "MY BIG FAT GREEK
WEDDING" to start discussions around this topic.
SHOWING OF "THE FUTURE OF FOOD"
2pm in Williams Room
The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the
disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically
engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves
for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the
fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose
lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new
technology. The health implications, government policies and push
towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are
alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food
supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of
Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are
changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to
control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives
to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable
agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
FIELD TRIP TO COMMON GROUND STUDENT FARM!
/RAIN CHANGE! 3pm, meet in the /
/Food Lounge to drive out b/c of rain/
EATING WELL ON A (COLLEGE) BUDGET
/STILL SOME SPOTS LEFT! SIGN UP IN FOOD LOUNGE/
One of City Market's most popular classes is being offered during
the Vermont Food Summit for UVM students! Tour the bulk section,
sample recipes, and learn more about money saving tips that can help
you eat well on a college budget!
SLOW FOOD DINNER
7pm Slade Hall on Redstone Campus
Come celebrate good, clean, and fair food! Bring a dish and learn
more about the Youth Food Movement that is happening at UVM! The
localvore community at Slade Hall will talk about what they are doing
to live a life that supports local farms and teaches students skills
to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The students of the newly
created Slow Food at UVM will talk about what they have done around
campus to change the way we eat and will discuss future plans as a
club at UVM.
SHOWING "UNNATURAL SELECTION"
7:30pm in CC Theater
Unnatural Selection takes us on a panoramic world tour of some of
the places that have been most directly impacted by aggressive
corporate promotion of genetically engineered agriculture. For those
already familiar with the basics of this issue, the journey
illuminates the vast international dimensions of the debate. For those
new to genetic engineering, it offers a profound and colorful
introduction. It is a work of compelling urgency and stunning beauty
that should not be missed by anyone who cares about food and the
people who grow it.
Please forward to anyone who eats food! For the whole list of
events, check out the website and print out a brochure at
http://www.uvm.edu/~vfs Thank you!!