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Food for Thought: The Environmental & Health Impacts of Our Food Choices




MARCH 8-12th, 2009 - Botterell Hall, Queen's University

Presented by Queen's Medicine Global Health Initiative & CAPE (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment)


Have you ever wondered how your 59 cents/pound bananas got to Food Basics? Panama is a long ways away. Or how about the environmental impact of all this food traveling around the globe? What's the deal with local and organic food anyway? Is it better for me, if not, who is it better for? Should I bother to pay the extra money and take on the extra hassle?



Mission Statement:


To encourage students to collaborate and think
 about where our food comes from and how it affects our health
 beyond the nutritional content of the food.




***Workshops Schedule - March 10th, Botterell Basement B147***

5:30 - 6:00 P.M.   The Natural Step & the Tea Room: A working framework for sustainable business

6:15 - 7:45 P.M.  The Bicycle - Vehicle of the Future: Modifying a bicycle to replace a car, and cycling culture in Kingston

8:00 - 8:30 P.M.  Society & Food - The Problems and Home-Grown Solutions

Schedule: March 8-12, 2009
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  SundayMonday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
 


Afternoon


Speaker:
Dr. Van Loon


Global
 Organization of the Food System: Safety & Supply


12:30-1:30pm
B139

 

Speaker:
Andrew McCann

Sustainability of Local & Global Food Systems


12:30-1:30pm
B139

 
      
 


Evening
 
Opening
&
Documentary
 Screening
"Deconstructing Supper"
7:30pm B139



  

Info Fair
& Workshops


5-8pm
Botterell Hall Basement Lobby
Dinner Provided!!
  


Closing
 150km Dinner
 &
Coffee House






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