what Stanford eats

Posted by at 11:07PM

Stanford may be known for its sempiternally happy students, but many here at TheFarm miss the dear, departed CoHo. The newly opened A’Palm — the Axe and Palm café in Old Union — simply leaves us hungry, wanting more.

But beyond the A’Palm walls, what and how does Stanford eat? What do we really hunger for?
In early 2008, Stanford’s EIS program will host a series titled “The Ethics of Food and the Environment”, featuring speakers such as Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, and Peter Singer — authors of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, What to Eat, and The Way We Eat respectively.
For a campus so green, with Spudware (compostable utensils) and energy retrofits up the yin yangtze, it strikes me that we as students have so little, so sub- liminal a consciousness of where our food comes from.
In a recent Salon article, Liz Galst tries to untangle the impact of livestock agro-industry here in the States. Just what is the carbon footprint of our cows?
More recently, Michael Pollan wrote in the NYTimes of how our food Factories sometimes break down.
So, as you eat well over the winter break, see if you don’t have time to catch up on some readings re: our 21st century food culture.



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