Food Systems Events
Friday, October 3, 2014
Bringing Back the Bees
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Davis 403 (Williams Family Room)
Description: A View from the Front LInes of Pollinator Research: Join Penn State bee experts Jim and Maryann Frazier as they shed light on the cuases and controversies of the ongoing honeybee crisis. Jim, a Professor Emeritus of Entomology, and Maryann, SEnior Extension Associate, will share what research has uncovered—and what mysteries remain. Learn about the struggle to protect both polinators and crops, and find out what you can do to help bees survive. Join us for a lively campus conversation on a critically important topic! Bring your questions for a lively Q&A with the Fraziers.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Chiapas, Mexico
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Davis 422 (Jost Foundation Room)
Description: Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson
Professors and researchers at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Chiapas, Mexico
Chiapas is among Mexico's poorest states, with a dark history of exploitation that spawned the Zapatista uprising. In recent decades, and especially following the implementation of NAFTA, food production and retailing have become increasingly industrialized and corporatized. A diffuse movement for food system sustainability and justice is emerging, in which indigenous farmers and other peasants, urban producers and consumers, new markets, formal education, traditional knowledge and agroecological innovation all have a role to play. Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson both have PhD's from the University of Michigan and are researchers and professors in the Agroecology Group at ECOSUR in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, México. Their current research focuses on scaling up agroecology through formal and informal education, local markets, and social support networks.
Co-sponsored by the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
For additional information, contact Martha Caswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Activities throughout the day across campus. For details, see www.uvm.edu/foodday
Tour of the Intervale
10am, 180 Intervale Road
Lecture: José Maria Tardin
11am-12pm, Billings Library North Lounge
Fair Trade Bananas
2 pm, Davis Quad
Community Goat Roast
5-7pm, Mt. Mansfield Room, Davis Center
Slow Food Student Potluck
Time & Location TBD
Real Food Entrees
Available at Lunch & DInner at all Campus Dining Locations
José Maria Tardin - Agroecology in Brazil
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Billings North Lounge
Description: José Maria Tardin is a member of the Brazilian Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), working in the pedagogy sector, in technical schools for agroecology in Brazil and the Americas. Since 2005, he has been a coordinator of the Latin American School for Agroecology (ELAA), located on the Contestado agrarian reform settlement in the county of Lapa, one hour from the Paraná state capital Curitiba, in the south of Brazil.
Sponsored by the Food Systems Initative and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Thursday, October 30, 2014
An Evening with Michael Pollan
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel, UVM
Description: Join us for an evening with Michael Pollan, author of "Cooked," the 2014 UVM First Year Read
Host: Amy Trubek, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Food Sciences
Tickets are limited.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Cooked: A Conversation for Hungry Minds
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Location: Fleming Museum Room 101
Description: UVM professors weigh in on Pollan and what's next for the sustainable food movement
Benjamin Eastman, Anthropology
Shoshanah Inwood, Community Development and Applied Economics
Alec Ewald, Political Science
Lisa Schnell, Honors College (Moderator)
Acclaimed food system writer Michael Pollan has helped many of us better understand food, and our relationship to it, through his books The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Cooked. What happens when we apply a scholarly lens to his writing? In this panel discussion, UVM faculty will dig into the issues that arise when we look at Pollan's work from the perspective of different academic disciplines, and offer insights on the opportunities they provide for the sustainable food movement. The panel discussion will conclude with a Q&A with the audience.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Food and Moral Predicaments in Rural China: Past and Present
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mildred Livak Room, Davis Center
Description: Presented by Ellen Oxfeld, Middlebury College
This lecture will explore how food in China has been implicated in a variety of moral predicaments, in particular, famine, food safety and filiality.
Ellen Oxfeld is the Gordon Schuster Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. Since the mid-1990s, she has returned several times to do fieldwork in a village in Meixian, Guangdong Province, China, where she has investigated moral discourse, changes and continuities in life-cycle rituals, changing gender roles, transformations in property and class relations, and most recently, changes in the local food system. Her most recent book, Drink Water but Remember the Source, explores moral discourses in a period of economic transformation. Her next book looks at changes in the contemporary Chinese food system.