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October 20, 2008

Food as Medicine: Health and Food Safety

MLF: Bay Gourmet
Location: Ferry Building Port Commission Hearing Room on the 2nd Floor of the Ferry Building
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost: $8 Club/CAFF/Slow Food members, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Cathy Curtis
Also know: In association with the Community Alliance for Family Farmers (CAFF)

Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director, Center for Food Safety
Leslie Mikkelson, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Judith Redmond, Farmer and Co-owner, Fully Belly Farm/Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Sarah Janssen, Natural Resources Defense Council/Physicians for Social Responsibility
Aliza Wasserman, Farm to Institution Director, CAFF – Moderator

Food safety, health and well-being are intricately linked to our local farms. Learn from top experts in the field how food, farmers and biodiversity play a role in creating a healthier society.

This program is part of Eat Local Month in the Bay Area. October is harvest time as well as Eat Local Month in the Bay Area. In one of the most abundant local food economies in the country, we are fortunate to be able to take one month and devote it to the sensations of the season. In celebration of this nationwide movement, The Commonwealth Club is hosting a series of timely programs on the social, economic and environmental benefits of supporting local food producers.

Eat Local Month is brought to you by The Commonwealth Club Bay Gourmet Forum in association with Eat Local SF, Community Alliance for Family Farmers, and Buy Fresh Buy Local.