The Politics of Food: Locavore vs Globavore

  • April 27, 2013
  • 5:00 pm
  • Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

Is the new wave of eating locally produced foods a healthy way of reining in food-greed and building sustainability, or a myopic and indulgent trend? How far does the consumer’s reach for food need to extend for it to address the needs of everyone who goes hungry on the planet?

Authors Sarah Elton and Pierre Desrochers—equally passionate about the subject, but from divergent views—vigorously debate the questions surrounding the environmentally and socially responsible production, distribution and consumption of food. Moderated by Bartley Kives of the Winnipeg Free Press.

  • General admission: $19
  • Students (with valid ID): $14



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