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The Complexities of Food Choice: Virginia Murphy

Watch Virginia Murphy explain the significance of food choice as it relates to nutrition and health.

Food is something that is highly personal and something that each of us interacts with on a daily basis. There are obvious moments in which we make a food-related choice, such as when we decide what to eat, where to buy our food, or how to dispose of food waste, but there are also many that we may not be aware of. In this segment Virginia and Benjamin talk about the complexities of food decisions and what we can do to overcome these challenges on a daily basis.

Virginia Murphy is a Lecturer in the Social Theory and Practice Program in the Residential College within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. She is also the Faculty Director of the East Quad Garden. Full bio here.

Discussion: Each expert identified a food-related action they recommend to help address climate change. Which resonated with you? Why?

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