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Speaker to discuss fair trade food movement

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing last modified Oct 29, 2013 10:48 AM

University of Kentucky anthropologist Sarah Lyon will talk about the fair trade food movement Nov. 5 at the University of Louisville.

Her lecture, “It’s a Movement, Not a Market: Creating an Ethical Food System through Fair Trade,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, on Belknap Campus.

Lyon’s free, public talk is sponsored by the anthropology department, Latin American and Latino studies and the social change program.

Lyon is expected to discuss the Fair Trade Towns effort to unite fair trade advocates and retailers to work on local consumption at the community level. The movement is intended to grow the fair trade market by involving schools, retailers, community organizations and faith-based groups.

An associate professor at UK, Lyon is an economic anthropologist who studies how globalization affects livelihoods and communities in Latin America and the United States. She researches ethical consumption in the United States as well as alternative food networks, agricultural production and commodity chains.

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