Food for Thought:
A summer program in ecology and sustainable agriculture
Hunger is the result of failures in agricultural production
or failures in the distribution of agricultural products. The readings
in the program explore the role of science, policy, and economics in combating
these failures. For most of us, however, the problem of hunger is an abstraction
and hunger in our rural community is hidden behind class and racial barriers.
By working with the Community Action Committee students in the program
will learn about the realities of hunger and inequity in our community and
will explore the connection between academic studies of food production
and peoples' lives. Through their work at CAC students will also learn
how their labor can make a contribution to the well-being of other members
of the community.
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