Speaker series highlights sustainability issues
By Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations
Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability.
One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – food justice, food quality, food politics – can be found everywhere, woven into the fabric of students’ lives through their course work, extra-curricular activities and service learning opportunities.
This semester’s “Make Every Bite Count” speaker series has kept the focus on food by investigating farming and the foods we eat: who grows them, how they are grown, and what challenges and opportunities this holds for local, regional, and global food supplies.
The series has turned out to be an educational boon for chemistry professor Angela King, who is one of many faculty members across campus who weave food and sustainability issues into their curriculum. She is teaching a class, “True Value Meals,” which explores the complex interactions among advertising, food production, safety and availability, agricultural environmental impact and standards of living.
“I just hit the jackpot in terms of scheduling,” King said of the series. “It goes great with the content of my course, and it’s been a nice supplement.”