Just. Equitable. Sustainable.

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I recently attended the Neighboring Food Co-ops’ Association annual meeting, and was captivated by the keynote speaker, Ruth Tyson, who is the Coalitions Coordinator for the Food and Environment program of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She was able to draw some very clear pictures of our agricultural food system and its prejudice. Ms. Tyson highlighted three relevant themes: Just, Equitable, and Sustainable. Finally, it seems we are beginning to connect the lines between food sustainability and social justice, and to illustrate this to a larger audience than before, as the results of consolidation and government misdirection become sadly obvious to most anyone who is paying attention. Her main takeaways for us were these:

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Greens

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Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. If you only make one change to your diet, eat more greens!

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Overfishing and Sea Vegetables

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Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Sugar

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Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn about the history of cane sugar, and how we have become so addicted that the average American now consumes as much as 150 pounds of refined sugar each year.  Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious and local sweeteners, as well as making substitutes for your sugary favorites.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Fat Facts

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Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Get the real facts on different types of fats, learn how to make healthy choices, and taste easy ways to substitute healthy fats for unhealthy ones.