Politics of Food: LWV Lexington Panel Discussion Feb 7

Posted Feb 2, 2014

The Politics of Food: Why Should We Care?

Friday, February 7, 2014; 9:15 AM
Community Room, Carey Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Everyone has a personal relationship with food, but not everyone is aware of the politics and policies that surround the origins of our food and how it actually travels to our plates. Recently, the State of Massachusetts awarded the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) a contract to create a state-wide food policy.

So what is a food policy and why should we need one? Will it affect our local farmers, our thriving farmer’s market and community based food programs? Will it improve the quality of our food and the efficiency and fairness of food distribution?

Join us for a lively panel discussion on this topic. Our panelists include: Jim Wilson owner of Wilson Farm, Liza Connolly, co-founder Kids Cooking Green and Board Member of Lexington Farmers Market, Charlie Radosolovich (the “Rad Urban Farmer”) and Lauren Yaffee, Owner of Meadow Mist Farm.

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