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Monday, April 21, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Food systems and climate change gathering

City Fresh Mondays,a monthly gathering of folks that want to learn, dialogue, and collaborate around issues of food, health, community development, and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and the Great Lakes Brewing Company.

This month's topic : Food Systems and Climate Change

Facilitators: David Benzing, Professor of Biology, Oberlin College, and Joe Logan, President of Ohio Farmers Union

Description: Over the past couple of months, we have seen an alarming growth of food access issues globally. At the core of rising food prices are rising fuel prices and changes in climate that have produced difficult growing conditions in some parts of the world. How will a transition to a post-carbon economy affect our approach to food systems? Can local food systems provide a proactive response to climate change? What are some of the dynamics of climate change and what might climate models suggest about impacts on food systems in Northeast Ohio? How can farmers provide a proactive role in growing materials for renewable energy or sequestering atmospheric carbon.

City Fresh Mondays,a monthly gathering of folks that want to learn, dialogue, and collaborate around issues of food, health, community development, and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and the Great Lakes Brewing Company. This month's topic : Food Systems and Climate Change Facilitators: David Benzing, Professor of Biology, Oberlin College, and Joe Logan, President of Ohio Farmers Union Description: Over the past couple of months, we have seen an alarming growth of food access issues globally. At the core of rising food prices are rising fuel prices and changes in climate that have produced difficult growing conditions in some parts of the world. How will a transition to a post-carbon economy affect our approach to food systems? Can local food systems provide a proactive response to climate change? What are some of the dynamics of climate change and what might climate models suggest about impacts on food systems in Northeast Ohio? How can farmers provide a proactive role in growing materials for renewable energy or sequestering atmospheric carbon.

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