Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Calling all Slow Foodies!
award-winning author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma
Thursday, February 21, at 6:00pm (Brown University, Salomon Center):
"In Defense of Food: The Omnivore's Solution"
What should we eat? is a question most people for most of history have
had little trouble answering. You ate what tradition (aka your mother)
and nature dictated. Now, we have something called "nutritionism," an
ideology promoted by science, the food industry, government and the
media that has hopelessly confused the issue and done nothing for our
health, except to make it worse. Pollan traces the rise and triumph of
nutritionism and the Western Diet, before proposing an alternative
approach to eating that promises to improve both our health and the
health of the environment. A book signing will follow.
Location: Salomon Center is located on Brown University's main College
Green; accessible via the Waterman Street gates and the George Street
A campus map is available online: http://fm-cad.plantops.brown.edu/maps/PAUR_Campus_Map.pdf
For more information:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
We talked about upcoming events/activities:
- Spring Activities Expo, Tuesday Jan 29th from 2-6pm in Metcalf Hall
- Expert panel discussion Thursday Feb 28th at 7:30 in KCB 101 (title tbd)
- Tasting on March 4th or 5th in the Gastronomy demo kitchen
- Sid Wainer field trip
- Dinner/lunch/brunch clubs: pick a time and place, then show up!
If you're interested in getting even more involved, there are some internships available at Eat Well Guide and the Real Food Challenge. Plus, check out opportunities for farm apprenticeships through ATTRA and NOFA.
In other news...
- The real price of food is revealing itself (The Guardian and NYT).
- Michael Pollan isn't the only one exposing the food industry-- see what Raj Patel has to say in Stuffed and Starved.
- Buying food is just plain overwhelming.
- Jamie Oliver tells it like it is.