In celebration of Food Day, October 24, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut and Connecticut’s public libraries are partnering to heighten the awareness of the important role food plays in the economy and health of our state during the month of October. Food is a $3.5 billion industry in Connecticut and currently generates 20,000 jobs. The focus of Food Day, originally created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is to raise people’s awareness level for healthy, affordable, sustainable food. It is hoped that this increased awareness will foster better health, lower healthcare expenses and improve our economy as more agriculture and aquaculture jobs are generated in our state.
The League of Women Voters of Windsor /North Central and the Windsor Public Library are working together in this educational endeavor. A display of reading and video material supporting Food Day will be available from October 7th through October 28th in the lobby of the main Windsor library on Broad Street.
The League of Women Voters of Connecticut will also host a conference titled, “From Land and Sea: Food for the Good of Connecticut”, on Saturday, October 27th, 2012. This conference will take place at the Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, Ct 06611.