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Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System
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January 5, 2006

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As the innaugural broadcast of Deconstructing Dinner, the question, "Why Should We Be Deconstructing Our Dinner" was posed to 7 British Columbians who are concerned about the state of our food system.


Abra Brynne – Chair of the certification committee for the Kootenay Organic Growers Society. She sits on the board of Nelson’s local Kootenay Co-op Natural Foods Store. Abra was also instrumental in forming the BC Food Systems Network – which was designed for people all over the province involved in community-level action related to food.

Kim Stansfield – Kim operates a 10-acre farm in Summerland, where she grows grapes and creates value-added products from her crop. Kim also sits on the board for the SSFPA, also known as the Small Scale Food Processors Association.

Cathleen Kneen - Along with her husband Brewster publish and distribute their monthly food systems newsletter The Ram’s Horn. Cathleen is also intstrumental in coordinating the BC Food Systems Network, and is the editor of BC Organic Grower – a quarterly magazine of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia.

Barbara Seed – Barbara is a Public Health Nutritionist and also a PhD student in Food Policy at City University in London, England, where her advisor Dr. Tim Lang is internationally renowned in food policy issues. Barbara is a registered Dietitian and was also a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council.

Gwen Chapman – Gwen is an associate professor in nutritional sciences at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Some of Gwen’s research involves how our everyday food practices and concerns are shaped by socially constructed notions about food, health, bodies, and social roles.

Frank Moreland and Sandra Mark - Since meeting in 1998, Frank and Sandra have worked and volunteered together in food related community economic development and co-operative development. Both are passionate about arming communities with the necessary tools to become economically viable. Sandra teaches at the University of Victoria’s School of Social Work where she teaches community development.

Musical Selection (name/title/album/label)
Theme/Soundclips: - Adham Shaikh, Infusion, Fusion, Sonic Turtle (CDN)
Soundclip 2 - James Asher, Star of Madras, East Westercism Vol.3, Law and Auder
Song 1 - Misa Blam, Memory, Balkan Express, Cosmic Sounds

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