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Transition Cafe challenges the Politics of Food

Author: 
John Freeman
Do you know where your food comes from or how it got to your plate? The next Transition Cafe event at Lancaster's Gregson Centre next month challenges you to find out about the role food production plays in the hot issues of today: climate change, oil use and poverty.

The politics of food is hidden in every mouthful we eat. There are lots of things we can do to make our food more sustainable. Just a little bit of knowledge about our food system can help us dramatically reduce our impact.

The night's speaker will be Rhiannon Westphal, who has been campaigning on food issues for the last 10 years and works at Lancaster's Single Step Wholefood co-op in Penny Street.

A Transition Café aims to create a social atmosphere to get together, have a drink and a meal, if you wish, and talk about a specific topic. Each Café kicks off with food, then a short(ish) talk from a speaker - then there will be chance to ask questions, of the speaker or other people.

• Transition Cafe: Rhiannon Westphal - The Politics of Food from 6.30pm. Speaker 7.15pm at the Gregson Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster. Free (donations invited). More info: www.transitioncitylancaster.org
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