The Ethics and Practices of Our Food System

David AndrewsAre you wondering about how you
support “justice for all?”
The Community Food Bank Community Food Security Center has asked Brother David Andrews to facilitate a no-cost, day-long gathering on the ethics and practices of our food system on Saturday, January 19, 2008, from 9 am to 4 pm.  People whose day to day work or lives do not specifically focus on food issues, but who wish to acquire a substantial understanding of food and food system issues to add to their knowledge of justice issues, will particularly benefit from the gathering. 

Some issues for consideration:
• Concentration of the food system
• Food insecurity for local people with low-incomes
• Farm workers and rural economies
• Access to federal food programs
• The Farm Bill in Congress
• Global trade in food
• Food production effects on the environment
• Public health

Fifteen participants will be invited to attend the January 19th gathering to consider and discuss complexities of the food system we all depend on.  If you would like to participate, please email Kitty Ufford-Chase at the Community Food Bank, kitty@communityfoodbank.org by Tuesday, January 8, 2008 with a brief list of your food issue questions, thoughts and experiences.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Kitty or call her at 622-0525, x251.
Brother David Andrews:
25 year national and international advocate for a just food and farm system
Executive Director of National Catholic Rural Life Conference (1994—2007)
which sponsors the “Eating is a Moral Act” campaign, and the
Agribusiness Accountability Initiative
Law degree from Loyola University
Coordinator of Peace and Justice for Congregation of the Holy Cross
Accredited participant in last three World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle,
Cancun, and Hong Kong
Attended last two World Food Summits in Rome and World Summit on  
Development in South Africa
Board Member, Heifer Project International