Food Matters Conference, February 5-7

The Co-op will be helping to provide the best in local and organic produce for this UCSB conference, and our Education/Outreach Director will also be sitting on the highly anticipated roundtable on Friday, February 6th.

"In response to current international conflicts over hunger, food prices, and genetically modified seeds, the matter of food has become central to both environmental and economic policymaking. In this context, the interdisciplinary field of food studies has a new purchase. This conference will gather some of the country's leading food scholars—many of whom are affiliated with the UC system—to examine the meaning of food sustainability in particular regional contexts from Africa to the Middle East to the Americas. The conference will provide a timely occasion for scholars from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences as well as activists and farmers to dialogue about the global food system in both contemporary and historical contexts."

February 5-7, 2009
UC Santa Barbara
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, McCune Room
Program begins at 12:00 noon on February 5

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

“Can Food Be a Force for Social Change?”
Keynote Address: 2/5, 4:30-6:00 p.m in the McCune Room
Darra Goldstein, PhD
Professor of Russian at Williams College +
Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture