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Food Justice Summit at the U of A

FAYETTEVILLE, AR--The University of Arkansas held day two of its "Food Justice Summit" on Wednesday, hoping to spark the conversation among educators.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR--The University of Arkansas held day two of its "Food Justice Summit" on Wednesday, hoping to spark the conversation among educators.

"The goal is to jumpstart into interdisciplinary conversation related to the notion of food justice."

Yvette Murphy-Erby, interim associate dean at the University of Arkansas tells us they can make an impact.

"The university is well positioned to make a difference. We can really change the game regarding food insecurity."

Taking the lead in increasing food security, the university is making efforts on and around campus.

"We have a campus pantry that actually provides food and other personal products to everyone in the University of Arkansas campus community."

Ben Simon with the Food Recovery Network says our food system has many parts and everyone needs to work together.

"Food Justice" comes down to giving everybody at least a basic level of knowledge of food and giving them an opportunity to cultivate a relationship with food where they feel like they really understand the food system and are a participant in it."

Murphy-Erby says "it's about all of us as a collective community pulling our resources together to make a difference."


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