In Class News

November 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

Food Studies Visits Engineering Learning Community about Eating Local

Food studies graphic, with outlines of eggplant, tomato, corn, etc.

Food Studies theme students Rachel McDonald, Joy Kostansek, and Ohio University alum Alexandria Polanosky visited a freshman engineering learning community taught by Hannah Stillons on Nov. 15.

This visit was a follow up from the Food on Film screening of Food Evolution on Oct. 19. The Food Studies students engaged the learning community in a dialogue on the concepts of GMOs, industrial agriculture, monocropping, and the meaning of eating local. They discussed why the debate over GMO needs to be analyzed from a socioeconomic perspective in order to fully understand the implications of the current agriculture system.

The learning community also received materials on the Food Studies program, as well as suggestions on how to engage in the local food economy of their communities. This includes ideas such as educating oneself on where food comes from and shopping as locally as possible. Food Studies hopes to continue educating students from every discipline around campus on the importance of food.



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