“What is Good Food?” Forum

Event Date: 
October 27, 2011 - 9:30am
Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus

"What is Good Food" A Choices and Challenges Forum

Event Date: 
 October 27, 2011 - 09:30 AM - 5 PM
 Virginia Tech University Campus, Blacksburg, VA

Main Panel: (11 AM - 1 PM) at the Lyric Theatre

Moderator: Barbara Bekken, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Virgina Tech


  • Julie Guthman, Professor of Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz
  • Karen Karp, Founder of Karp Resources, a food business consultancy
  • Fred Kirschenmann, President of Kirschenmann Family Farms
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Senior Researcher and project director of Nourishing the Planet
  • Rachel Schurman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota


The 2011 Choices and Challenges program brings together a range of scholars, policymakers, and citizens to discuss the varied and sometimes conflicting dimensions of what makes food good and how our society choses what food to produce, buy, and eat. Click here for more information about the event.