Food for Thought Conference
The Food for Thought Conference, took place on the University of Portland campus April 14-16, 2011.
Food for Thought began April 14 with a multi-media discussion about meat production with Bon Appetit CEO Fedele Bauccio, a member of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. The lecture was followed by a hormone-free, antibiotic-free meat tasting. Friday, April 15, the University of Portland hosted a Food Film Festival.
Saturday, April 16, featured a welcoming ceremony by the Grand Ronde people, four plenary sessions about food production, sustainability, and social justice with a mix of lectures, discussions, and panels.
The day concluded with an inspiring keynote address by Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma,The Botany of Desire, and Second Nature. Michael was introduced by Congressman Earl Blumenauer.