Mind-U: The Local Food Movement

Oct 12, 2017

Want to be healthier, contribute to lower pollution and stimulate the local economy? Eating locally grown food can help you do all three! On this edition of Mind-U we'll hear a Northern Illinois University Stem Cafe talk, “Our Daily Spread: Local Farms, Community Gardens and Access to Healthy Food,” 

Melissa Burlingame, co-manager of NIU’s Communiversity Gardens program, will explore the flaws that make our current food delivery and transportation systems so wasteful. She will examine the political reasons why people in the US are able to get enough calories to become obese but can have difficulty getting enough nutrition to be healthy.