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Planning Related Discussions at Slow Food Nation

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    There will be several planning related panel discussions at the Slow Food Nation Event over Labor Day weekend. I ve listed a few of the events below. For
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      There will be several planning related panel discussions at the Slow
      Food Nation Event over Labor Day weekend. I've listed a few of the
      events below. For tickets and more information about the events go to
      http://slowfoodnation.org/ <http://slowfoodnation.org/>


      Also, the SF Chronicle had an article about the event:

      Slow Food Nation comes to San Francisco
      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/29/MNNE11GCLI.D\
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      Food for Thought - Building a New Food System: Policy and Planning
      Friday August 29, 2008 11am to 12:30pm, $20 general /$10 students


      Civic Center - Herbst Theater
      401 Van Ness Avenue
      San Francisco

      Who's in control, how does urban planning impact food systems, and
      can city and regional governments impact food systems through thoughtful
      planning? Planning is key to designing future food systems that
      accommodate the needs of all people and the environment. This panel will
      explore best practices and current challenges to urban and rural
      planning for a more sustainable food system. Speakers include San
      Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (invited); Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard
      Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU;
      and AG Kawamura, Secretary of the California Department of Food and
      Agriculture.


      Food for Thought - A New, Fair Food System
      Friday August 29, 2008 3pm to 4:30pm, $20 general /$10 students

      Civic Center - Herbst Theater
      401 Van Ness Avenue
      San Francisco


      Does it matter if an heirloom tomato is organic, if it was harvested by
      laborers earning far less than a living wage? A great deal of attention
      has been paid to what's good for the soil, the landscape, and the
      livestock in sustainable agriculture. This panel will explore what's
      good for the millions of impoverished men and women who harvest and
      process the food that Americans eat. Moderated by Eric Schlosser (the
      author of Fast Food Nation) and featuring activists who campaign on
      behalf of farm workers and meatpacking workers, the discussion will
      focus on a question of fundamental importance: how do you create a
      system in which eating well and treating people well are inextricably
      linked?



      Food for Thought - Climate Change and Food
      Saturday August 30, 2008 12pm to 1:30pm, $20 general /$10 students

      Civic Center - Herbst Theater
      401 Van Ness Avenue
      San Francisco


      Climate change and our food system are inextricably linked. Drastic
      regional climate change, due to global warming and environmental
      degradation, is just beginning to redefine those areas that have become
      known for the greatest agricultural yields, prompting a broad discussion
      regarding future food production and the importance of land stewardship,
      biodiversity and urban planning. This panel will present specific
      actions that consumers and policy-makers can take to address climate
      change. Featuring: Wes Jackson, Ph.D., author and President and Founder
      of The Land Institute.







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