Food, Farms, and the Feds

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We all care about the food we eat, and we hear all kinds of "facts" about it. Should we be concerned? On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Elawa Farm, three speakers will clarify some of the issues affecting our food.

  • Wes King, Executive Director, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Springfield
  • Mike Sands, Senior Associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation, Grayslake
  • John des Rosiers, Chef/owner, Inovasi restaurant and Wisma take-out, Lake Bluff

The federal government provides financial support to and regulates much of agriculture. Should they be doing more or less about food labeling, food safety, research and development, and animal management? Are farmers being helped or hindered by the federal government? Are the quality and quantity of foods influenced by federal government actions? Come with your own questions.

Elawa Farm is located at 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest (off Waukegan Road north of Deerpath).