05 NOVEMBER 2018 / Choose Food Symposium Aims at Ethical Food Systems

From November 5 through 8, leading bioethicists, philosophers, journalists, industry experts, and others come together at the Choose Food Symposium in Baltimore to discuss the ethical challenges facing our global food system.

A complex system of foodways raises commensurately complex questions. How, for instance, are consumers and producers to prioritize values—environmental impact, worker welfare, organic production—when purchasing food? The Choose Food Project seeks to guide both consumers and producers as they navigate these questions, providing parameters for ethical practice that can inform people as they act on their own values and preferences. Through avenues like this symposium, Choose Food puts producers and consumers in direct conversation with one another.

Presenters represent a huge diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, from New York University professor and author, Marion Nestle, to fifth-generation hog farmer and environmentalist, Paul Willis.

Choose Food is a project of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.