Questioning the Food We Eat

By June 18, 2012Parenting

Does pop culture change your perception of food? Does Hollywood change our perceptions of farming and ranching?

Food and Hollywood

Do you have questions and concerns about the food you eat and feed to your family?

For instance,  what do you think when you hear about biotech seeds?

Biotech Seeds

What about antibiotics residue…are you worried about the presence of these in your family’s food?

Antibiotics Residue in Food

There are so many questions around what is good for us, good for the animals and vegetables we eat and good for the planet.   There are so many media articles I don’t always know what to believe in the firestorm of opinions around food.  I am always interested in organizations that open discussions around topics like this because I like to hear both sides and make an informed decision.  I also find this subject fascinating.

This week on the 20th and 21st the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)  is hosting a panel in Los Angeles and will be providing the content to everyone on the Food Dialogues website.  There are 4 panels that include entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists, local leaders and farmers and ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food.

Why The Food Dialogues? USFRA recognizes that Americans have important questions about our food and how it is produced. We have all become invested in knowing more about where our food comes from, how it was grown and raised and how it impacts our personal health. USFRA helps farmers and ranchers answer consumers’ and influencers’ questions, including the tough ones, about food production.

The four panels will discuss the intersection of food and pop culture, provide a tour of Hollywood’s urban farm, engage in the great debate on food, science and technology and finally  provide an understanding of how our food is grown and raised.

I think this sounds like a great place to get some good information and hear a discussion around the food we eat and feed to our children.  I’ll be there and I hope you will be too.

Before the big event, I am joining in a twitter party hosted by the USFRA and The Motherhood.  The hashtag is #FoodD and the prizes are 4 Cuisinart sauce pans and a Kitchenaid cookware set.  How cool!  We will talking about pop culture and its influence on our perception of food.  Join us at 2 p.m. EST today, June 18th.  You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite.  There is already some great conversation on the USFRA facebook page too so check it out!

Disclosure: I am being compensated for my participation in this twitter party.  I am participating because I am totally and completely interested in continuing a discussion around food.

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