Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How Food Influences the World Around Us

Butternut squash soup; endive and blood orange salad with mint dressing; spiced wild rice and onion baked in acorn squash; fresh apple, pear, lemon, kale, beet, and carrot juices; and vegan carrot cake for dessert. This may sound like a description of the daily specials at our local organic cafe, but this culinary feast was hosted at Dexter House by the Advocates for a Sustainable Future (ASF). Twenty-five students shared a meal, and ideas about environmental sustainability and nutrition.

Part of ASF's mission is to promote awareness of God's mandate to be stewards of the earth. Hosting sustainability dinners enables the student body to discuss, over a nutritious meal, how daily choices influence the world. The ultimate goal of this event series is not to prescribe a solution, but rather promote dialogue.

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