Explore, Ask and Examine at the Food, Ethics and Sustainability Discussion Course, beginning June 7

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

May 23, 2012. Registration is open for a 6-session discussion course titled Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability. The course explores the true meaning of the phrase “you are what you eat.” Participants are challenged to examine their roles, not only as consumers of food, but also as creators – of food, of systems and of the world we all live in.

Session dates are June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12 and July 19. All sessions are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at F.A.R.M. Cafe, 617 King St., in downtown Boone. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20 for printed materials. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each session includes readings, short assignments and accompanying discussion questions that address the impact of individual food choices on a range of issues, including ecosystem health, the treatment of factory and farm workers and the global economy. Many sessions also include video clips, podcasts and websites to deepen the learning experience.

During the course, participants will:

• explore the interconnected nature of food systems and our relationships to them
• examine the impact our food choices have on our health, the health of others and the health of our planet
• consider the ethical and political implications of our current food system and our personal food choices

The discussion course is sponsored by the High Country United Church of Christ. To register or for more information, visit www.farmcafe.org/hungry-for-change.

 

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