Quick Bites

My First Foreign Fast Food Experience

by Sam Taggart (CLAS '14) December 1st, 2014 This morning I went to a McDonalds McCafé To-Go at a bus terminal in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was such a reminder of how Fast Food can totally degrade the way we eat and the way we treat others. I have to say, although the food purchase went against every bone in my morally conscious body, I wanted to try a foreign McDonald's more out of curiosity than anything else. I should have known better. The whole experience was stressful, disappointing, and frankly a bit depressing. And, of course, fast. Everyone in line around me was cranky. I realized I was standing about two feet from the actua ... [more]

Fresh! screening Wednesday, November 12

Join the students and faculty of UVA's food-related COLA courses for a screening of the film "Fresh!" on Wednesday, November 12. The screening will take place in the Runk Dining Hall Green Room. Snacks will be served at 6 pm, the film will start at 6:30.

Virginia Receives Nearly $1.2 Million in Funding to Strengthen Local Food Economies

Eighteen local and regional projects are expected to receive nearly $1.2 million in USDA funding to support local agriculture economies and access to healthy foods, according to an announcement by Governor McAuliffe's office on September 29. The funding was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill and Virginia received funding for three programs aimed at recruiting and training farmers, expanding economic opportunities and increasing healthy foods. “The awards announced today will not only help to achieve my goal of building a new Virginia economy through supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs, it will also strengthen Virginia’s l ... [more]

Feature Story

The Food Collaborative is co-sponsoring the Virginia Film Festival's screening of "Fed Up" with special guest Katie Couric! Click the picture below for details.

Fed Up at the VFF


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