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Lecture: Global Food Security

Monday, November 12th, 2012

What you get when you google “global food security”

Tonight, lecturer Susan Bragdon will deliver a talk on global food security, titled “Who Owns What You Eat: Why the Use and Control of Biological Diversity Matters to Global Food Security.” That’s quite a mouthful (NO PUN INTENDED).

Bragdon is an expert on international law, agriculture, conservation, biotechnology, and other things that ES majors like talking about. As a consultant and patent attorney, she specializes in international sustainability initiatives and “plant genetic resources law.”

Last April, Bragdon was appointed executive director of Seeds for All, a non-profit fighting for “inclusive intellectual property rights and policy development in the area of agricultural innovation to strengthen food security and alleviate poverty.” Adjectives!

Monday November 12, 7pm @ Emerson

(via Skidmore)

Food Week

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

FOOD DAY

Food Week starts tomorrow, which is apparently a celebration of “real food: local/community based, fair, ecologically sound, and humane!” As opposed to fake food, which is POISONOUS and EVIL.

Food Week is being organized by the the Real Food Challenge, which aims to “increase Skidmore’s purchasing of ‘real’ food…and raise the standard for the national food system so it offers more affordable, healthy, fair, and sustainable food.”

There’s a veritable slew of events coming up:

Monday, October 22
5:30pm – Food-Coalition Strategy Meeting and Potluck @ Falstaff’s (contact fnichola@skidmore.edu)

Tuesday, October 23
5pm – Chef Demo/Class @ Test Kitchen (RSVP with rfennel@skidmore.edu)
6:30pm – Film screening and panel discussion: We Feed the World @ Davis

Wednesday, October 24
11am-3pm – Kickoff for the Real Food Challenge Campaign @ Case Center
5pm-8pm – Themed D-hall: Meatless Meal with Local Harvest Menu (included in student meal plan)

Friday, October 26
2pm – Composting with EAC @ Case
2:30pm – Honest Weight Co-Op Trip (contact kobaid@skidmore.edu)

HOW ARE YOU GONNA KEEP UP WITH ALL THIS SUSTAINABILITY?

Real Food Challenge Campaign meetings are Thursdays at 7pm in Bolton 280. Contact ecohen4@skidmore.edu to be added to the email list.