Discussion Panel on Food and Food Choice Recording Now Available

June 24, 2022

Discussion Panel on Food and Food Choice Recording Now Available

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On Wednesday, June 15th, the Department of Comparative Studies sponsored an online discussion of Canadian-British artist and filmmaker Zev Robinson's documentary The Scottish Breed. The event, focused on the choices we (both producers and consumers) make with regard to participating in (or not) and improving standards of the meat industry, was co-hosted with Slow Food Columbus.

The discussion was moderated by our Department's Academic Program Coordinator and Slow Food Columbus Chapter Leader Mark Anthony Arceño. And included a number of panelists who represented a wide range of perspectives:

  • Nicolette Hahn Niman, JD, rancher and author of 'Defending Beef'
  • Denise Walton, Peelham Farms, interviewed in the documentary
  • Vicki Hird, MSc, head of the Sustainable Farming Campaign for Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming, and author of 'Rebugging the Planet'
  • Garrett Broad, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, and author of 'More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change'
  • Zev Robinson, MFA, artist and filmmaker

You can check out the webinar recording here or below: