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Yale Food Systems Symposium: Request for Proposals

Third Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium
New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement 
Yale University, October 30 – 31, 2015

Request for Proposals

People in food movements around the world envision a future where our food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. To realize this ambitious vision we must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. We want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.

This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.

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Critical Studies on Food in Italy (Rome, Italy)

5-WEEK Full Immersion Summer Program

18 MAY 2015 – 20 JUNE 2015

Rome, Italy

The program is open to all majors, and all students, degree-seeking or not.


  • Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits) COURSE
  • Food media, communication and trends (3 credits) COURSE
  • Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits) COURSE
  • Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) COURSE
  • Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits) COURSE

For more information about the program, please visit:

If you have any questions or to request an application, please write to


Food Systems Policy Internship (Portland, ME)


Portland, ME

As part of these efforts, the City of Portland’s Planning and Urban Development Department seeks a Policy Intern to work with the Mayor’s Initiative for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems on food-system policy for the City. Duties include identifying and cataloguing the City of Portland’s ordinances and policies that influence or affect agriculture, food, and food systems.  $15-20 based on experience. For more information, please contact Jeff Levine at jlevine[at]

Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 1, 2015

Real Food Challenge GIM 2/27


Are you interested in sustainability,

social justice, or just eating good food?

Do you care about how or where your food was grown,

who grew it, or what it tastes like?

Does “real food” mean anything to you?


Whether “real food” already means a lot to you, or you just want to learn more about what it is and how we can bring more of it to Tufts, come to our GIM!


When: Wednesday, February 26th, 7pm

Where: Eaton 202

Who: A group of enthusiastic, committed food-lovers who want to work to be in control of what we eat in the dining halls while also acting as catalysts to transform the way our food system works on a larger scale.

What: A GIM to learn more about the Real Food Challenge, its platform, and how we as students can work with this organization to initiate change within the food system on campus.


Additional Info:

Apr 11: Inequalities of Class and Race in the Sustainable Food Movement

Who really benefits from local, organic, sustainable, grass-fed, free range, and GMO-free food?

DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
TIME: 12:00-1:15pm
LOCATION: Crane Room, Paige Hall

Please join Food for Thought and Tom Thumb’s Student Garden for a presentation and discussion with acclaimed Professor Julian Agyeman, Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.  We’ll explore how the growing movement and public attention toward sustainable food and agriculture perpetuates inequalities in the food system today.

Food will be provided.