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Eating for a sustainable planet: Locavores vs. Herbivores

Posted: May 15, 2017 at 1:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
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Date(s) - 24/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Sobey Building - Saint Mary's University

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Is eating local more sustainable than eating vegetarian or vegan? Which contributes more to global climate change: locally-raised beef or imported and processed soy products? What should I eat during the winter in Nova Scotia? In today’s complex global food system, individuals are faced with multiple decisions about their eating habits each day. When considering the many environmental, social and economic ramifications of our food choices, it can be difficult to discern which types of foods to prioritize. Plant-based diets and those based on locally-produced foods have each seen a rise in popularity in recent years, largely for environmental reasons – but what are the merits of each?

Join Fusion Halifax’s Sustainability Action Team and Slow Food Nova Scotia for a lively debate between experts from Nova Scotia’s ‘Locavore’ and ‘Herbivore’ communities. Hear from both sides and choose for yourself how to eat sustainably in Nova Scotia.

Speakers:

Dr. Kathleen Kevany – Associate Professor, Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Erica Fraser – Co-Chair of Food Action Committee, Ecology Action Centre

Sheila Stephenson – Director and Secretary of Board of Directors, Slow Food Nova Scotia

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507904746000076/

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