Friday, January 23, 2015

UDC Urban Agriculture Director Featured as Food Summit Speaker

Our own Che' Axum was one of the featured speakers at the Jan. 21-22 Food Summit, organized by Food Tank. The two-day event, which was hosted at George Washington University, brought together more than 75 leaders across all sectors of the food industry, including: researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, students, journalists and food advocates. Topics of focus ranged from urban agriculture policy to preventing food loss/food waste to workers in the food system. Ward 3 Councilmember, Mary Cheh, delivered the keynote address. Cheh has been a staunch proponent for urban agriculture in the District.

Ahead of the event, Food Tank spoke with Axum as part of their "Five Questions" series:
Food Tank: How are you contributing to building a better food system?

Che Axum: The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia (CAUSES) is on a mission to make the residents of D.C. healthier, more food secure and economically empowered.
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