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    Food & sustainability! Important one day conference

    hi all,

    you may not know this, but i'm also a grad student at nyu studying writing and food studies and i am super-interested in the politics of food. we can really change this country and some of the enivronmental and health risks we are currently engaged in. if you are in nyc, please try to come. i promise you, you won't be dissapointed! email me if you want to meet up before hand.

    jean

    “Sustainability, Health & Meat”

    CUNY Graduate Center – Saturday, May 8, 2004



    Join the Baum Forum on May 8th to demystify issues about meat in the marketplace through dialogue and discussion. A panel of specialists will discuss a variety of subjects related to the production and consumption of sustainably raised meat. Learn what influences the government regarding food safety regulations and which production practices are safer and more sustainable. Gain valuable information that will enable you to purchase with confidence. Have these words clearly defined: organic, grass fed, grain finished, locally raised, antibiotic and hormone free, irradiated, and natural. These are just some of the terms influencing the choices meat buyers make in these days of headlines about mad cow and the Atkins Diet.



    The discussion will be followed by a guided tasting of sustainably produced meat products.



    Speakers and panelists to include:
    Dr.Marion Nestle, Professorand former Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, NYU, andauthor of Food Politics and Safe Food
    PeterHoffman, NationalChair, Chefs Collaborative, Chef/Owner, Savoy
    BillNiman, founder, NimanRanch
    MichaelLevine, president,Organic Valley Meat Company
    ErickJensen, CEO, Wolfe’sNeck Farm
    SteffenSchneider, farmmanager, Hawthorne Valley Farm
    AndrewZiobro, VicePresident of Operations, Restaurant Associates


    Moderated by Hilary Baum, Director, Baum Forum, co-author Public Markets and Community Revitalization, adviser to Community, Food and Agriculture Program at Cornell University and the New York City Wholesale Farmers’ Market Study



    The Baum Forum is a program of conferences and seminars held periodically to focus public and industry attention on food and agriculture issues. Its mission is to stimulate debate and help create informed decision-makers, from culinary students and professional food and beverage purchasers to home chefs and public policy-makers.



    WHAT: “Sustainability, Health & Meat”, a discussion and guided tasting

    WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 2004, 10 am - 1 pm

    WHERE: CUNY Graduate Center

    365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street

    TICKETS: $45, general admission; Press rate available, please contact Elizabeth Matthews at Bullfrog & Baum, 212-255-6717 or Elizabeth@bullfrogandbaum.com.

    REGISTRATION: call 212-817-8215 or online at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp

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    I wish I were still in NYC and could attend! but I'm forwarding this info to my the head of my old CSA and maybe she'll be able to go.

    the topics of food and sustainability are so important to me. Jean, I'm a little envious of your studies!


 

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