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Tasting Places: American Origin Food Products and Consumers

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I202, New York, NY 10011

Regionally identified foods (Idaho potato, Napa Valley wine, Kona Coffee) are among the best-known, highest value products of the US. They enjoy a strong reputation for quality and have a large impact on rural economies. They offer variety of choice to consumers while preserving local traditions and cultural heritage. In many cases they enjoy thriving export trade with room to grow. However, they have been caught up in international trade negotiations and intellectual property debates that have hindered their development. This panel, organized by the New School Food Studies program and the University of Arkansas Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, explores the market potential of these products, especially from the consumers’ point of view.

Speakers include Richard McCarthy, executive director of Slow Food U.S.A.; Arnaud Faugas, Legal Expert, INAO (l’Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité, France); Paul Greenberg, bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch; and Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Food Studies, New School for Public Engagement. Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Barham, founder and director, American Origin Products Research Foundation.

Sponsored by The New School Food Studies Program, the University of Arkansas Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Admission is free, but reservations are required by clicking on the top right register button.

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