february, 2021

26feb5:00 pm6:30 pmBrews and Views At Home Edition - Eating Locally: The good, the bad, and the smugly

Event Details

Please join us for the first of a special three-part Brews and Views series on “The Ethics of MSU’s Green Food Futures: Challenges in distribution and production.” Brews and Views is presented by the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.

Since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago, people in the U.S. have made a concerted effort to support local businesses by shopping and eating locally. The trend to eat local foods and even to become “locavores” has circulated in sustainability discussions for years. Buying local produce, meats, and dairy seems an obvious way to reduce one’s “carbon-footprint,” in addition to supporting local business. But is eating local really better for the environment? Is it an effective way to support the economy? Is it even realistic given the cost of food and limitations on local production? With the global population increase, is local food enough to keep the world fed sustainably? Could the value of supporting one’s community make these questions irrelevant?

Join us on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Participants are required to register in advance. The webinar ID will be emailed to you after you register. Please see the flyer for more information, and feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

Bahar Aliakbarian, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Axia Institute
Department of Supply Chain Management
School of Packaging, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Stephen Gasteyer, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Social Science

Megan A. Dean, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
College of Arts & Letters


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



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