Food for Thought Conference

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10.16.2017


West Shore Community College will host the sixth annual Food for Thought Conference on Tues, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Administrative and Conference Building.
 
The conference, a partnered effort between the WSCC Sustainability Movement, Student Senate, and the Humankind Project, includes presentations featuring regional and international advocates for agricultural sustainability.

This year's conference, entitled “Resiliency within the Food System,” will feature three panels exploring the pillars of sustainability: economy, environment, and equity.

Speakers include representatives from local organizations and Michigan State University faculty. Sarah McMahon and Kate Lietz, representing The Lakeshore Resource Network, and Michelle Mattson, Hart High School Migrant Education Director, will host the equity panel, focusing on labor within the agriculture industry and food security.

The second panel explores environmental sustainability with Dr. Ruth Mbabazi, Research Assistant Professor (MSU), who will share her research on policy and regulation of agricultural biotechnology abroad. 

Dr. Phil Howard, Associate Professor of Community Sustainability (MSU), investigates economic sustainability within agriculture through his presentation titled, “Food & Power: How Corporations Shape What We Eat and Drink.” Each panel concludes with a Q&A session and time for open discussion.

To attend the conference, individuals should register via phone at 231-233-0401 or email jbeadle@wsesd.org prior to Tues., Oct. 31. Registration is free with a requested non-perishable food donation. Lunch will be provided. 


Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations