This is our fifth Google Hangout featuring lecturers from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism course, Edible Education 103. During this live video chat, participants have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest speakers. Question authors are: Emilie Gioia, online program manager for the Edible Schoolyard Project. Stacey Slate, community manager for the Edible Schoolyard Project. Guest lecturer is: Bob Martin, senior policy advisor for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For the past seven years, Martin has focused on issues affecting food system policy, including leading a special commission on how industrial food animal production impacts public health, the environment, rural communities, and animal welfare. Martin was previously a senior officer of the Pew Environment Group, a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he advised issue campaigns aimed at eliminating the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in industrial food animal production and increasing Environmental Protection Agency oversight of industrial food animal production waste. Before joining Pew, Martin served in management positions in the offices of two U.S. senators and a congressman. From 1999 through 2005, he served in the office of U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), first as Communications Director, then Deputy Chief of Staff, and lastly as Sen. Johnson’s Special Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. As Deputy Chief of Staff, he was a member of a senior staff management team that was responsible for the Washington, D.C. Senate office and three state constituent service offices.+ More details
Join us as we take a look into the current reality of Organic Meat Production with Rod Morrison, Owner of Rocky Mountain Organic Meats. Rod talks about why we need to move towards organic food production and stop giving money to the industrial meat producing companies. There is a ton of pertinent information for anybody looking to learn more about the organic meat producing industry.+ More details
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