Last week, over 300 scholars, students, farmers, activists, community members, and representatives from nonprofits and government convened at the University of Vermont for the 4th annual Food Systems Summit.
Videos of the talks will be available on the UVM Food Systems YouTube channel in the coming weeks.
Doug Lantagne of University of Vermont welcomes participants to the Summit
Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School welcomes participants to the Summit
Jamie Renner of Vermont Law School introduces the Right to Food
Participants watch a video address from Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
New connections and new friends
Keynote speaker Smita Narula waits to go onstage
Smita Narula during her keynote address: The Injustice of Hunger and Our Shared Struggle for the Right to Food
Dean’s Beans graciously donated all the coffee served during the Summit – and Dean himself attended!
Participants visit exhibitor tables during a break
Paul Feenan of Vermont Youth Conservation Corps presents during the Behavioral and Cultural Considerations panel: The Health Care Share: An Immunization for the Future
Behavioral and Cultural Considerations Panel. From left: Paul Feenan, Ashley Chaifetz, and Brittany Kesselman
Ashley Chaifetz of University of North Carolina answers a question during the Behavioral and Cultural Considerations panel
Claire Kremen during her keynote address: Alternative Futures: The case for agroecology
Participants take notes during a session
Anastasia Telesetsky of University of Idaho College of Law presents during the Biophysical Constraints panel: Does the Human Right to Food Include an Implicit Right to a Healthy Environment?
Biophysical Constraints panel. From left: Raffaele Vignola, Anastasia Telesetsky, and Ellen Kahler
Ellen Kahler of Vermont Farm to Plate answers questions during the Biophysical Constraints panel
Assembling lunch: Korean handrolls!
UVM Catering staff take the stage as Summit participants applaud the delicious food provided during the Summit
Keynote speaker Raj Patel prepares his presentation
Raj Patel during his keynote address: Experiments in the Future of Food: Why added vitamins aren’t enough in an era of poverty and malnutrition
Anne Bellows of Syracuse University presents during the Geopolitical Context panel: Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: Toward an Inclusive Framework
Marcela Pino of Food 4 Farmers presents during the Geopolitical Context panel: Basic Grain Storage and Distribution Center as a Food Security and Food Sovereignty Strategy for Coffee-Growing Communities in Nicaragua
Geopolitical Context Panel. From left: Laurie Beyranevand (moderator), Anne Bellows, Marcela Pino, and Nadia Lambek
Preparing for the Keynote Panel
Participants line up to ask questions of the keynote speakers during the final panel discussion
Claire Kremen listens to an audience question during the Keynote Panel
Enjoying appetizers and conversation at the reception
Handmade samosas at the reception