Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Local Food Movement & Food Insecurity Concerns


On June 20, I will be moderating a webinar organized by Clearinghouse Review and the Shriver Center for Poverty Law, entitled, Does the Local Food Movement Help or Hurt Low-Income Americans?   I hope that the webinar brings together those working on food issues from the perspective of the local food movement and those fighting to address problems of food insecurity.

Here is the program announcement:
Americans are debating what food we should be eating. But is the local food movement harmful for Americans who are food insecure? For the 40.3 Americans who received SNAP benefits in 2010, does pushing people to eat sustainable, locally produced food take resources away from getting the most food to the most people possible at the lowest possible price?
Clearinghouse Review's 2012 special issue webinar will tackle the tough questions that lurk in the intersection between food insecurity and the local food movement. A panel of experts from across the country will discuss whether the local food movement helps or hurts low-income Americans and offer suggestions for how advocates can help their clients get the nutritious food they need to thrive. Join us for a stimulating discussion and preview of topics to be covered in our forthcoming special issue on food insecurity.
Biographies of the presenters, resources, and registration information is available on the webinar website.

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