March Discussion Session: Local Food, March 10 2015

Event will take place at 15:30 in Katzir Hall, Green Biotechnology Building.

04 March 2015
Local Farmers Market, Ein Hod, Israel

The local food movement is gaining a great deal of attention and is beginning to be seen as an alternative to the current food system - both in terms of the environmental and social aspects of large-scale agriculture. In the discussion, we will be asking "what is local food? is it good for the environment, society, and the economy? Does Israel need to aspire to bring a food system that is mostly based on local food?"

We will hear from four experts in the field and together will think about the meanings and repercussions of local food in Israel.


The session will meet on March 10, 2015 at 15:30 pm at the Katzir Hall of the Green Biotechnology Building, Tel Aviv University (behind Britannia and Sherman Life Sciences buildings).


This event is being put on in partnership with the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, Tel Aviv University’s Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security, and the Porter School of Environmental Studies. For the Hebrew version of the invitation, please click here.



15:30 - 16:00 Mingling and refreshments

16:00 - 16:10  Presentation of the Topic

16:10 - 16:30 Tamar Makov, Yale University, how global is my local milk?

16:30 - 16:50 Dr. Orly Ronen, Porter School of Environmental Studies, local food and urban sustainability

17:00 - 17:20 Meidad Kissinger, Ben Gurion University, between the local and global -the sustainability and security of Israel's food system

17:20 - 17:40 Shir Halpern, WIT Fund and Founder of Tel Aviv's Farmer's Market, how farmers markets can change the world - on the importance of local consumption

18:00 - 19:00 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A session


Please note: the event will take place in Hebrew.

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