The League of Women Voters of Lexington will host The Politics of Food: Why Should We Care? at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 in the Cary Memorial Library Community Meeting Room.
Here’s information about the event from the LWV:
Everyone has a personal relationship with food, but not everyone is aware of the politics and policies that surround the origins of our food and how it actually travels to our plates. Recently, the State of Massachusetts awarded the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) a contract to create a state-wide food policy.
So what is a food policy and why should we need one? Will it affect our local farmers, our thriving farmer's market and community based food programs? Will it improve the quality of our food and the efficiency and fairness of food distribution?
Please join the Lexington League of Women Voters for a lively panel discussion on this topic. Our panelists include: Jim Wilson owner of Wilson Farm, Liza Connolly, co-founder Kids Cooking Green and Board Member of Lexington Farmers Market, Charlie Radosolovich (the "Rad Urban Farmer") and Lauren Yaffee, Owner of Meadow Mist Farm.
This is the fifth in the series of 2013-2014 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30.
For more information or to carpool, contact the League at firstname.lastname@example.org. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.