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FSA and campus host variety of events on International Food Day, Oct. 24
Thursday, October 18, 2012

International Food DaySUNY Fredonia will celebrate International Food Day on Oct. 24 with a series of events open to the campus and community. Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee and the Fredonia Student Association (FSA), a variety of film clips and presentations will be accompanied by a special menu of light refreshments made from local and sustainable foods.

"Changing What We Eat One School at a Time:"
noon to 1:30 p.m., Williams Center Room S204

  • Clips from Nourish, followed by a brief presentation by Professor Michael Jabot on local school garden projects
  • Presentation by Shauna Beckstein and Erik Danielsson on the Real Food Challenge
  • Presentation by FSA Dining Services Director Mike Proffer on SUNY Fredonia’s local and sustainable food purchases and commitments

"Global Food Waste, Hunger and Solutions:" 
7 p.m., Williams Center Multipurpose Room

  • Tristam Stuart’s talk, “The Global Food Waste Scandal”
  • Presentation by Ben Carpenter on Amnesty International Efforts on Fredonia’s campus
  • Josette Sheeran’s “Ending Hunger Now”

"Genetic Diversity, Food, and Climate Change:"
8 p.m., Williams Center Multipurpose Room

  • Cary Fowler’s “One Seed at a Time: Protecting the Future of Food”
  • Presentation by Jeanne Frerichs on Diversity in Food and Culture
  • Christien Meindertsma’s “How Pig Parts Make the World Turn”

"Celebrating Local Foods and Community Gardens:"
9 p.m., Williams Center Multipurpose Room

  • Pam Warhurst’s, “How We Can Eat Our Landscapes”
  • Presentation by Sarah Sorci on the CCRM’s Gleaning Project and Volunteering Possibilities
  • Clips from Fresh

Screening and Discussion of Dive! Living Off America’s Waste
10 p.m., Williams Center Multipurpose Room

  • Presentation by Hannah Farley

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