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July 16, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

MSU Hospitality Learning Center

Food and Freedom

Food is an avenue towards freedom. If people can regain control over access to their food—how it is produced, by whom, and how it is distributed—then that can lead to a greater empowerment in all channels of life. From Chiapas to Puglia, Morocco to North Carolina, food is a cornerstone to a healthy society.

Slow Food president, founder and author Carlo Petrini explores the promise of food sovereignty with Barry C. Lynn, director of open market at the New America Foundation. In an age of globalization and transnational capital flows, how are people all over the world taking ownership over their local food systems? How are we balancing food with freedom?



  • Carlo Petrini
  • Barry Lynn
  • Corby Kummer
  • 11th Hour