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Save the Date: Food Symposium

Save the Date: Food Symposium

Food Symposium at Duke and UNC scheduled for Feb. 28 & 29

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Triangle University Food Studies, in collaboration with partners, will be hosting: Shared Tables a Triangle Symposium on Global and Local Food Studies, a two-day symposium on sustainable food systems from both a local and global perspective. Read more event details and register.

The event will be held on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, February 29 at both UNC and Duke and is open to students, faculty and community members. The event will culminate with an address from Will Allen of Growing Power.

The first day of the symposium will be held at UNC and will consist of a number of panels exploring key issues related to food and sustainability on a global scale. Panelists from academic, business, and NGO backgrounds will engage in a dialogue about global food realities, including how the globalization of the food supply impacts production, economics, practical solutions, and sustainability. A larger symposium dialogue will engage participants to use an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to help solve one of the world’s most recalcitrant problems; how to feed the world in a sustainable manner.

The second day will be held at Duke and will consist of plenary-style workshops and presentations focused on sustainable food systems in our local triangle community. We will be hearing from leaders at Duke, UNC and in our community about how to build the local, sustainable food movement through policy, grassroots work, and academic research and scholarship in food. Please check back for more information on programming or join the TUFS listerv to receive updates.

Register to attend the symposium.  Contact Anna Child at child.anna@gmail.com if you are interested in involvement or in sponsorship of the event.