Student groups host World Food Day, author talk
Several student groups at UW-Green Bay will celebrate World Food Day on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Phoenix Rooms with events highlighting whole food choices and local farmers in the Green Bay area. The keynote speaker is author and advocate Mark Schatzker, whose book The Dorito Effect argues that high-processed, chemically enhanced, artificially flavored foods have risen, at least in part, because natural foods have gradually “lost flavor” over the years with the rush to higher, faster yields. His talk concludes a full day of activities including:
• Panel discussion — Beginning at 1 p.m., a panel of local farmers and restaurant owners will share their stories • Food, Health, and Sustainability Expo — from 3 to 6 p.m. • Farm to table dinner — Beginning at 5 p.m., a free dinner will be prepared and served by the Dietetics Health and Fitness Club
• Mark Schatzker keynote — from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by locally sourced desserts and refreshments.