Mindful Eating: What Does It Mean For You And The Planet?

with Brian Halweil

November 19th (2014)

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  • $35 Patron
  • $35 General
Room: Main Shrine Room

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From paleo to vegan, and from juice fasts to hardcore locavores, we are constantly asking what is the right food to eat. And many of us struggle to navigate the constant stream of new information about food, how it's raised and what it does to us. But, the reality, is that making good everyday choices about food is an act of compassion to the planet and other beings. Mindful eating can and should be guided by seeing food as a solution, rather than a problem. Learn why food is our closest connection to the land and people around us, and be inspired to consider food our most important daily choice for ourselves and the world around us.

Brian Halweil is the editor of Edible East End and co-publisher of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan magazines, devoted to chronicling the food communities in and around New York City.

He is also a senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, where his work has focused on organic farming, biotechnology, hunger, and rural communities. He describes the evolving local food movement in his most recent book Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket.

Brian has traveled and lived in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and East Africa learning indigenous farming techniques and promoting sustainable food production. In college, he worked with California farmers interested in reducing their pesticide use, and set up a 2-acre student-run organic farm on the campus of Stanford University.

He writes from Sag Harbor, NY, where he and his family keep a home garden and orchard, and raise oysters.

Watch this short video of Brian speak at the 2013 EcoFarm Conference.