[act-ma] Mar 28, Locavorism Event Coming Soon @ MIT

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Thu Mar 12 11:52:05 PDT 2009

Food Locavorism
Thursday, March 26
Location: W20-306 (20 Chimneys)

"Eat locally" has become the new moral mantra for citizen gastronomes concerned about global warming, corporate agriculture, and the dissolution of community. So quickly and broadly has the movement spread that even Wal-Mart touts locally-grown produce on its enormous shelves. But how much do food miles matter? And what does this cavalcade to the farmers' market say about our fears and hopes as a culture faced with overlapping crises? Is buying "local" necessarily ethical, or is it more complicated than that? Join us for a lively conversation — and some low-food-mile nibblies! — on this hot topic.

David Pimentel, Cornell University
Susanne Freidberg, Associate Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College
Steve Johnson, Owner and Executive Chef, Rendezvous Restaurant

Moderator: Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University


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