Minnesota Initiative on Food and Health Ethics
In September 2009, the Caux Round Table (CRT) hosted its first conference on the subject of food and health ethics. An array of key issues involving the food and health sectors was explored. The conference generated ongoing discussion about the centrality of ethical concerns as production, consumption and distribution systems are revised and reworked in order to address urgent problems related to our food and health, such as the crises of obesity and diabetes.
“Community Blooms” is a cooperative community garden project designed on a financially self-sustaining model that provides nutritious produce to low-income families. Surplus produce is donated to the local food shelf during the week and produce collected on Saturdays is sold at a local farmer’s market. As a community co-op garden participants develop relationships that support the goal of providing affordable nutritious food for everyone in a neighborhood setting.