Food E U sets up a menu of tasty fall events

By by Leslie King | Emory Report | Sept. 5, 2012

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The Food E U interactive learning center recently opened in the DUC. Emory Photo/Video.

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Food E U, Emory's center of healthy eating, serves up thought-provoking food-related information this fall. Events feature discussions about sustainable farming and food enhanced with movies, and tastings of chocolate, coffee and more.

Fall events, all of which are held at the Food E U space in the Dobbs University Center, include:

• Researcher, author and activist Daniel Imhoff will discuss his latest book, "True Costs of Animal Production," on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m., followed by a book signing and reception. On Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. Imhoff will join other experts for a panel discussion about animal production and a sustainable food system.

RSVP to Julie Shaffer, 404-727-6734. Following the panel discussion, a catered lunch from Farm Burger will be served for attendees who purchase a lunch ticket.

• "Bitter Seeds," Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. is a documentary about the destructive effect of genetically modified seeds on an Indian farm village. The film addresses the issues women's education, international trade policies, water access and sustainable agriculture.

• "Chocolate… as an aphrodisiac," on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. features the history of chocolate, nutritional benefits, the mystique of its many properties and an indulgence in its taste sensations. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of the film "Chocolat" starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche.

• An "Interdisciplinary Food Studies Discussion Group: Defining Sustainable Food" will be Friday, Sept. 28 at noon. Another will be Friday, Oct. 19 at noon.

• "Georgians for Pastured Poultry," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. is a presentation by executive director Leah Garces and Will Harris, a fifth generation Georgia rancher. Food will be provided by White Oak Pastures Farm, Bluffton. 

• "The Coffee Connection: Coffee Rituals Around the World," on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. explores the biological, social and environmental effects of the coffee habit, while offering tastes of various brews.

• "Morning talk with La Donna Redmond, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy" is set for Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Redmond is a community activist for healthy food in schools and low-income communities and urban agriculture projects.

For more information, contact Shaffer at 404-727-6734.