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Students explore sustainable food options

The Women’s Center and MU Student Sustainability co-sponsored a presentation on sustainable food options today at the Women’s Center Lounge. Students sampled local food from Main Squeeze, learned about the environmental impacts of food and how to eat sustainably.

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“There are many ways to make small changes that greatly improve our quality of life,” said Women’s Center staff member Brooke Holman

The average person is unaware of the many steps involved in food production that impact consumers and the environment.

Benefits of local food include freshness, better taste, more nutrients, less transportation and support for the local economy.

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To find local food, students can visit Columbia farmers markets and shop at grocery stores such as Root Cellar, Clovers Natural Market, HyVee, and Natural Grocers.

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1 Comment

  1. Mimi Perreault

    This looks like a tasty event. Wish I could have been there. Great work and updates.
    Mimi

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