|Local, global food issues on menu for UNC-Duke symposium|
|Thursday, February 02, 2012|
Local and global food issues will be on the menu at “Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies.” Food security and the future of farming are daily concerns in many North Carolina communities, and the symposium will capitalize on the local food movements gaining ground on all the Triangle campuses.
The symposium takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Duke University. Keynote addresses will be presented by award-winning food journalist and farmer Tom Philpott of Mother Jones magazine and by Will Allen, founder and executive director of Growing Power in Milwaukee. Events are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so participants are asked to register in advance at http://sharedtablessymp.wordpress.com/registration/. Registration has closed for the Feb. 28 keynote event and Feb. 29 lunch.
On Feb. 28 at Hyde Hall at UNC, symposium topics include:
On Feb. 29 in the Von Cannon Room and Reynolds Industries Theater at the Bryan University Center at Duke, symposium topics include:
Each day of the symposium concludes with a keynote address. At 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center, Philpott will discuss factors that affect the world’s ability to feed its population sustainably in the years to come. Philpott is the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis. Philpott has also served as columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and has covered food politics for Newsweek, Gastronomica and The Guardian. Food & Wine named Philpott one of 10 innovators who “will continue to shape the culinary consciousness of our country for the next 30 years.”
At 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan University Center at Duke
Managing sponsors include UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; Triangle University Food Studies; and UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise.
For more information and a full schedule, visit http://sharedtablessymp.wordpress.com. Lunch will be provided for registered participants both days.
Event contact: Anna Child,
, (410) 279-7677