Saturday, January 5, 2008

Kudos to my alma mater, UNC.

After having read the wonderful book by Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Vegetable Miracle, I've become much more aware of the many benefits of eating food grown and produced locally.

I was happy to read the below about UNC a few days ago. Hope it continues to catch on. And if you haven't read Kingsolver's book, you should!

There is more work to be done, but this is a step in the right direction to be sure.

CHAPEL HILL -- A new commitment by UNC officials to purchase more local food for university dining halls could be a boon for local farmers and a boost for those who say local food is better for the environment.

"We have committed to putting together as much local as we possibly can," said Paul Basciano, Dining Services' executive chef, at a recent forum hosted by Fair, Local, Organic Food, a UNC student organization.

Link to full Herald-Sun article.

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1 comment:

Zack said...

That's pretty awesome! Way to go, alma mater!