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Panel Discussion February 22nd. It’s about the costs, but without cost to you…

Dear Food Lovers,

Food - you need it to survive and are in contact with it every day... You probably know the price of a kilo of spaghetti, or a loaf of bread. But how often do you think about all the (hidden) costs involved?

We, the MSc Environmental Governance (University of Freiburg), proudly invite you to our panel discussion on Saturday 22 February 2014. 

The discussion is the final event of the 2014 Freiburg Forum on Environmental Governance. “The Cost of Food – Beyond the Price Tag”.

What will we be talking about?  

“Radical change is needed to create a fair and affordable future food system for all. What role can you play, what steps can we take?” Join us for a lively exchange, featuring speakers from the United Nations, Syngenta, KfW Development Bank and many more, before mingling and enjoying the local wine (speaker profiles: http://wp.me/P3F2ju-3M).

What else can you experience?

We will stage an exhibition for you to learn about our Mensa Event and Food Infographic workshop, and to launch the Freiburg Urban Agriculture guide and our Smartphone App. Later, turn food into energy -and music- on the Beatbike.


18:30 – 19:00 Open doors of the exhibit

19:00 – 19:25h Welcome

19:25 – 21:35h Panel Discussion (including Questions & Answers)

21:35 – 23:00h Informal networking, refreshments & Exhibit


Paulussaal Veranstaltungshaus

Dreisamstr. 3, 79098, Freiburg

Map, Directions with Deutsche Bahn

Note: There will be no parking available at the venue


Also check out our

Weekly updated video testimonials - about the future of food: http://wp.me/P3F2ju-g

Mensa EventBeyond your meal – where does your food come from?”, from 27 January, in Mensa I (Rempartstr. 18, Freiburg), Mensa II (Stefan-Meier-Str. 28, Freiburg). We traced the whole production chain of two popular Mensa dishes.


Looking forward to seeing you,

Students of the 2012 Master of Environmental Governance class (MEG8), University of Freiburg: Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

More info, videos and resources: www.costoffood.org




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