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Food for Thought: Global and Local Strategies for Healthy Eating

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Michael P. Timko, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Biology, University of Virginia) discussed food, diet, and nutrition as a lifestyle and addressed the controversial topics concerning genetic engineering of foods, the safe consumption of animals raised on genetically modifed feed and cloned animals, organic versus commercially grown foods, and functional foods and the science of nutrigenomics. Timothy Beatley, Ph.D. (Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia) entitled his talk, "The Power of Food: Towards a Sustainable Food System" and addressed the disconnect that Americans and the West have with who grows our food. Beatley also outlined and discussed the "Elements of a healthier, community food syste [...]
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2008
Health Sciences (Service Desk)