For a UNC student group, today is all about local food.
In celebration of Food Day, a national event that pushes for consumption of food produced in a sustainable way, Fair, Local, Organic Food will host a four-day Food Day film festival coupled with panel discussions.
FLO is a student organization that seeks to educate students about issues surrounding the food system and to promote sustainable food.
Through the event, members of FLO hope to highlight some lesser-known problems in food supply, such as farmers’ rights and genetic modification, said Laura Schoenfeld, FLO’s events coordinator.
“There will be some alternative ideas presented to students about how they can make better choices in their meat consumption in order to protect animals as well as the environment, and also to benefit their personal health.”