Last week I participated with a panel of speakers for an ecogastronomy class at Western Washington University. The course is taught by Gigi Berardi, an enthusiastic instructor who also teaches local food and farm courses at WWU and ecogastronomy in Italy with Slow Food. The topic this particular day was food policy, a more global topic than I typically address.
As I pondered what I could contribute to the discussion, I realized I brought the point of view of an individual food consumer. That set me to considering how food policies have affected me over the years.