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Come to the University of Portland Aprile 15-16, 2011 to hear about topics including meat production, traditional Native American food, Social Justice and Food, GMO and Food, Sustainable and Local Food, and a keynote address from Michael Pollan.

  • Conference
When Apr 15, 2011 06:00 PM to
Apr 16, 2011 12:00 AM
Where Portland, OR
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Hosted on the campus of the University of Portland (map)


April 15, 2011 | 6-9:30pm
Fedele Bauccio, co-Founder of Bon Appétit and member of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, lectures on meat production.

April 16, 2011
Four sessions during the day including:

  • Session 1: Native American Peoples and Indigenous Food, Past and Future Perspectives
  • Session 2: Social Justice and Food
    Moderator: Fr. Jim Lies, C.S.C., Executive Director, Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture.
    Participants: Br. Dave Andrews, C.S.C., senior policy advisor at the National Office in Washington, D.C. of Food and Water Watch; Kevin Concannon, U.S. Agriculture Department Undersecretary for Food Nutrition, and Consumer Services; Ken Otto, Board of FISH Emergency Services; Kendra Kimbirauskas, Friends of Family Farms in Oregon; Julia DeGraw, Food and Water Watch.
  • Session 3: Genetically Modified Organisms and Food
    Presenter: Lisa Weasel, Portland State University
  • Session 4: Sustainable and Local Food
    Moderator: Scott Exo, Executive Director of Food Alliance.
    Participants: Fred Kirschenmann, President of Kirschenmann Family Farms; Kirk Mustain, General Manager of University of Portland's Bon Appétit; Deborah Kane, Vice President for Food and Farms for Ecotrust; Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of Sokol Blosser Winery.
Keynote Event in the Chiles Center: Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and Second Nature.


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