Project Zoranger – Goal: $7,000
Kiva Team - $150 in microloans before end of the
Supporting Hungry Hokies with Fast-a-Thon
Wednesday, 11/11 - Hillcrest Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/17 – Dinner @ GLC, 5:30 p.m.
How to help
Bake & Sell
Monday, 11/16 – Zoranger Well Project Meeting
A-frames, table cards & Flyers
To your Congressperson
Holiday Oxfam donations
Eating and Shopping
“We have the illusion of consumer freedom, but
we’ve sacrificed our community life for the pleasure
of purchasing lots of cheap stuff. Making and
moving all that stuff can be so destructive: child
labor in foreign lands, acid rain in the Northeast,
depleted farmland, communities where the big
economic engine is crystal meth. We often have the
form of liberty but not the substance.”
-Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Why eat responsibly?
Water & Air Pollution
Produce as much meat with as little cost and in the
shortest amount of time so that the most return can
Exposure to chemicals
Chocolate Child Slavery
30% of children under age 15 in sub-Saharan Africa are
200,000 children work in the Ivory Coast cocoa
industry. Up to 12,000 are defined as victims of human
trafficking and slavery
West Africa provides 80% of the world’s cocoa. Ivory
Coast = 46%.
Cadbury, Hershey’s and Nestle all buy cocoa at
commodities exchanges – Ivorian cocoa is mixed in.
Tomato Slavery in the U.S.
Immokalee Florida – Tomato capital of the U.S.
Up to 90% of the domestic tomatoes we eat come
from Southern Florida.
Immigrant workers are underpaid, forced in to debt
by growers, and abused.
Organisms that have been altered by combining
DNA from various sources to create new genes or by
splicing genetic information from one species into
that of another. These organisms and their genes are
patented by companies.
Organic crops are
Steps to ethical
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE BUYING!
Avoid processed foods & foods from industrial farms
Buy Fair Trade
Eat local and in season
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Avoid waste: Buy what you can eat
The most important thing is that you’re eating real
food. The fewer ingredients, the better.
Health: Avoid foods high in High Fructose Corn
Syrup, enriched flour, partially hydrogenated oils
Environment: Avoid foods containing palm oil and
soy products. Choose sustainably raised meat.
Look at unit prices
Places to patron
Farms & Fields – Owens Dining Hall
Homestead Creamery Ice Cream @ Deet’s & West End
Kroger – Be sure to read
Places to patron
If you can buy it locally, you should.
Local = less packaging, more local
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
The Botany of Desire
In Defense of Food
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Food Politics by Marion Nestle
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by
Further watching: Food Inc. (2008)