“Chicken and Egg” Food Forum pecks at barriers to sustainable meat production
Release Date: 04-01-2015

WHAT: Old arguments about animal management practices needed to “feed a nation” are giving way to bold moves like the bill under consideration in the Oregon legislature that would limit the use of antibiotics in livestock to sick animals only—the first of its kind in the nation. On April 8, Ecotrust hosts Chicken and Egg, an engaging discussion about what will it take to scale up sustainable meat production in our region so that better meat — raised under more humane and environmentally sound practices — can be available for all eaters. Chicken and Egg is the second of three Food Forums that bring together topnotch speakers, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and the public to talk about bringing good food to scale.

WHO: Chicken and Egg panelists include:

  • Gail R. Hansen, DVM, MPH, public health veterinarian, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Aaron Silverman, Founder of Tails & Trotters and former poultry farmer
  • Gitta Grether-Sweeney, MS, RDN, Nutrition Services Director, Portland Public Schools
  • William Betts, VP of Purchasing, Whole Foods Market
  • Stacey A. Sobell, Food and Farms Director, Ecotrust

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center, Ecotrust Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Portland, OR 97209

PARTNERS: The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and a lively mixer over drinks provided by Fort George Brewery, New Deal Distillery, and Dry Soda, and food from New American, Whole Foods Market, and Payne Family Farms. Chicken and Egg is made possible in part by Whole Foods Market, Burgerville, and Oregon’s Health CO-OP.

TICKETS: $15 per person, includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Space is limited, so reserve early: https://chicken-and-egg.eventbrite.com

WEBSITE: https://ecotrust.org/food-forums/
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