“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are,” Brillat Savarin
The idea that our food determines our state of mind and health, as expressed by the 19th-century French foodie, Anthime Brillat-Savarin, is as old as it is obvious. Still, in our busy and convenience-seeking lives, most of us living in industrial western countries pay less and less attention to the origin and quality of our meals.
A byproduct of industrialized food production and distribution is the enormous waste (around 35%) of foodstuffs, while more than 15% of US population suffers from food insecurity.
How can we improve access to good and wholesome food, reduce food waste and use organic waste to improve agricultural soils through composting? What do new technologies such as GMO mean for the future of our food production and the environment?
Find answers to these and many other food-related questions at
Orange Chatham Sierra Club-sponsored panel featuring
Ben Green from The Farmery
Chef Kabui of Organics and Sound
Renée Maas from Food and Water Watch
Justin Senkbeil from CompostNow
Maurice Small, Urban Ag Program Manager for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle