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Jul 21, 2010

CEFS launches campaign to build North Carolina’s local food economy

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has launched a new statewide effort to build North Carolina's local food economy. The 10% Campaign encourages consumers to spend 10 percent of their existing food dollars to support local food producers and related businesses. Doing so will create jobs, boost the viability of North Carolina farms and fisheries and promote healthy communities statewide. 

May 15, 2010

Kirk Smith: Art to Wear Winner

Senior food science student Kirk Smith racked up top awards from this year's Art to Wear competition, a collaborative fashion show between the College of Textiles and the College of Design. "My theme was 'College: An introduction to the flavors of education.' And what I wanted to do is I wanted to take local food companies that are often eaten by college students and say something about the stereotypes that I see eating these food products," Smith says. 

Apr 29, 2010

Natalie Cooke: Learning and leading through service

Senior biochemistry and nutrition sciences student Natalie Cooke took part in a PACKed Kitchen, a service learning project in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. "We collaborate with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and they’ve been providing Share Our Strengths Operation Frontline cooking classes for a couple of years here in the area," she says. 

Apr 29, 2010

Ellen Orabone: Stopping World Hunger

Senior food science student Ellen Orabone's career goal: to end world hunger. Study abroad experiences have taken her to farflung places and given her experience working on food- and hunger-related issues.