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Slow Food Founder to Speak at N.C. State

May 08, 2007

Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, will speak at North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center at 7 p.m. May 23, during a rare United States appearance. Petrini will discuss the meaning and value of preserving food traditions, defending biodiversity and protecting food that is good, clean and fair.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Inaugural Sustainable Agriculture Lecture. It will be part of a two-day celebration with Petrini, "Farm-to-Fork: A Celebration of Local Foods and Local Farms," in the Triangle May 22-23. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is a research, teaching and extension center in Goldsboro focused on sustainable agriculture. CEFS is a partnership of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, North Carolina A&T State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Prior to the lecture, Friends of CEFS will host a private benefit reception with Petrini at the N.C. State University Visitor Center, 1210 Varsity Drive, adjacent to McKimmon Center, from 5-7 p.m. Friends of CEFS is a non-profit organization for those who support CEFS' commitment to a sustainable future for agriculture. For information regarding CEFS benefit and reserved lecture seating, contact Lisa Forehand, 919.513.0954, or the Web site,

For more information about CEFS, local foods or sustainable agriculture, contact Dr. Nancy Creamer, 919.515.9447 or Creamer is a professor of Horticultural Science at N.C. State and CEFS director.

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Posted by Dave at May 8, 2007 02:25 PM