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Food discussion at Oct. 29 event

YAKIMA - Humanities Washington will host a “Think & Drink conversation, Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food” event at Gilbert Cellars near Yakima on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

The free event will examine the way Americans relate to food – from home-cooked meals to grab-and-go snacks, the obesity epidemic to diet trends and more.

Also to be discussed will be Initiative 522, which would require labeling for genetically modified food in Washington state. Those taking part will have an opportunity to ask how this initiative relates to cultural trends and attitudes.

The Think & Drink discussion will be led by food experts Julia Harrison and Diana Roberts and moderated by Mike Faulk.

Harrison is an anthropologist focusing on desserts and sweets and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Roberts is a Washington State University extension agronomist who works with grain farmers, particularly those experimenting with ways to improve the sustainability of their practices. Faulk is a journalist with the Yakima Herald-Republic.

For more information, visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink.

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