Starting today at 11:00 a.m. on the Ole Miss campus, and in conjunction with National Food Day 2012, Food Policy students are hosting the second celebration of Food Day.
In addition to raising awareness of policy issues, the goal for Food Day is to serve as a promotion of local farmers, farmers markets, and the products they offer.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Farmers Market in Student Union plaza
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Food Day Program with featured speakers, Student Union, 4th floor
Visit the Food Day event page here for more details.
Spearheaded by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is organized around six main policy goals:
1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2. Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
6. Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers