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November 15 - FOOD

Discussion leader: Brian Stucki

Here, at last, are the readings. They are not terribly long, but I think they provide some good perspective on the fundamental question I wish to discuss: "Can we feed the world without destroying it?" I would also like to suggest to people the films "Food, Inc.", and "Ingredients", which I believe are both available on Netflix instant view.

http://www.ecoliteracy.org/essays/pleasures-eating
An essay by my FAVORITE writer, Wendell Berry. He has been critiquing the assumptions and absurdities of our food system for longer than just about anyone.

http://www.perc.org/files/Local%20Food%20Critique.pdf
I wanted to include a contrarian perspective from my own, and this seemed to be the most rigorous attempt I could find to undermine the logic behind local eating. Published by the Mercatus Center.

http://www.simplespoonful.com/2008/12/07/myopia-in-mercatus-the-real-cost-of-free-trade/
http://www.simplespoonful.com/2008/12/16/food-mi…