"The Sustainable Food Movement - Benefits and Barriers" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.
Guest speaker Monica Eng, food and investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, will address the issues associated with the local sustainable food movement.
Local food requires fewer chemical inputs and less shipping, but can cost double what conventional imports cost. What does this mean for the local sustainable food movement's ability to reach the communities who could use the more nutritious produce most? Who is trying to make sustainable food more accessible and what are the barriers?
Eng has more than 20 years experience working for Chicago newspapers. She has received writing awards from the Asian American Journalism Association and the American Lung Association, and has received four award nominations for writing from the James Beard Foundation. Eng's most recent nomination, announced March 22, was for her Chicago Tribune article on Chicago School lunches, "Nacho Lunch? Yes, Every Day." Eng also is a contributing blogger for The Stew, the Tribune's online guide to Chicago's food, wine, and dining scene. Register for this New Lyceum Lecture Series program online at bataviapubliclibrary.org, or call (630) 879-4777.