Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Meet to talk about Meat

This is an event some of you in the Twin Cities may be interested in attending

Viewing of American Meat at the Bell Museum

“A fabulous panel of dedicated agri-food issue talkers have agreed to walk us through this conversation with the film’s director after the film, all with tremendous credentials relating to supportive critique of issues we need to face in the food system (panel listed below!)”

Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Film with panel discussion to follow

Bell Museum Auditorium, free and open to the public

Jan Joannides, of Renewing the Countryside, is a key liaison between sustainable farmers and the Univesity of Minnesota via Minnesota Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, which is hosting this screening

John Mesko changed his life to become a farmer and along the way became the Executive Director of Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

Tracey Singleton is a member of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council and owner of the Birchwood Café

Julia Frost Nerbonne is the director of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs programs in Environmental Sustainability, Environment and Agriculture, and Agriculture and Justice and faculty in the U of M’s Sustainability Studies program

Graham Meriwether is the director of American Meat and of Leave It Better, a film production company committed to telling solutions-oriented stories about environmental challenges.

Facilitated by Laura Hedlund, co-host of Food Freedom Radio, 8-9am on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota

American Meat looks at chicken, hog and cattle production in America and is being screened as part of a food and agriculture miniseries brought to you by: the Agri-Food Reading Group, The Institute for Global Studies, The Institute for Advanced Study, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and the Bell Museum of Natural History.

A bit of American Meat:

The Best Raptor Book Ever – The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors is just now coming out. I was able to spend a little time with it a few weeks ago, though my official copy has not arrived yet. But Princeton (the publisher) is organizing a major blog hoopla over the publication of this new book, and I’ve signed on to participate. Starting yesterday a number of bird-related blogs are producing posts related to this book. My post comes out next Tuesday and it will consist of a quiz, a bird quiz. Anyone who gets the quiz right will be eligible for random selection, and whoever gets randomly selected will be hooked up with Princeton who will give you something nice.

I’ll review the book officially next Tuesday, in the same post as the bird quiz. Meanwhile, you may want to look at these posts that have already come out. I’ll up date this list as I get more information.