Let's Get Smarter: Farming And The Food We Eat

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Let's Get Smarter: Farming And The Food We Eat

Time: April 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: University of the Pacific, San Francisco Campus
Street: 155 5th St.
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://www.pacific.edu/San-Fr…
Event Type: panel, discussion
Organized By: San Francisco Professional Food Society
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2017

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Event Description

Let’s Get Smarter – A Conversation with Growers about Farming and the Food We Eat

There is smart science on both sides of the table about organic or conventional, genetically modified or hybrid or heirloom seeds, and the quality and quantity of the world's food supply. The noise is loud and the topic is broad. Strong opinions can be confusing. We need healthy, delicious food at reasonable prices, on terms that are fair to the farmer - and enough to feed the world. Is that too much to ask?

Package labels, vendors at farmers markets, and restaurant menus raise questions about food sources, health, and personal choices, questions including

  • What foods should we choose for best health and flavor?  
  • Is it only privileged consumers with money and time who question where and how their food is grown? 
  • Are there scientific reasons for making our choices or is it marketing hype?
  • What about the farmers?  What is their position on their farming practices from an agricultural, financial and moral stance?

The food landscape is flooded with conjecture. Consumers and people working in agriculture grapple with the current and future of the food supply.

In this moderated conversation, we will hear from growers and industry professionals about their challenges and choices to bring food to our tables. It’s a vast topic with many directions. Let’s have a conversation to help us make well informed decisions about the food we eat.

Join us for a panel discussion with local farmers and big ag.

6:30 pm: Registration and light snacks
7:00 to 8:00 pm: Panel
8:00 to 8:30 pm: Q&A and Discussion

More information and registration here.

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