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University of Vermont to Host Food Systems Summit

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FIXING A BROKEN FOOD SYSTEM
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT TO HOST FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT

Our broken food system is creating economic, environmental, health, and societal problems, many experts say. The result: the agricultural landscape in the U.S. is under threat, seriously challenging the sustainable production of food. poster

To address these pressing issues, the University of Vermont will host its first-ever Food Systems Summit during the summer of 2012. Titled “Leading the Necessary (r)Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems,” the Summit seeks to answer the pivotal question: “How can we create regional food systems that are viable alternatives to the conventional one that exists now?”

At the heart of the summit is the Breakthrough Leaders Program for Sustainable Food Systems – an international leadership institute bringing together emerging leaders from around the world for an intense examination of the skills needed to lead change and build a more sustainable food system. poster

The program runs June 18, 2012 – June 29, 2012. Application deadline is May 21, 2012.

View the instructors, schedule and online application here

Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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