Episode 2: Sacred food, economic meaning (13 min.)
The world’s major religions place great importance on food within religious practices and cultural traditions. “What we are tying to do among these faith groups is unpack what’s behind these practices and dietary laws,” Andrews says. Muslims, Jews and Christians, he says are asking: “Is there the potential for developing an approach to food [purchasing, production and consumption] that is more sustainable, that really develops a sensitivity to local economic development?
NOTE: The Web site address given in this podcast is incorrect. The correct address is: www.sacred-foods.org
More about the Speaker
Br. Andrews has his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans. He serves as a consultant with the Domestic Policy Committee of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and is a member of the Governor of Iowa's Food Policy Council. He has served as an educational administrator. Dave was an accredited participant in the last three World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, Cancun and Hong Kong. He attended the last two World Food Summits in Rome and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a member of many Boards including Heifer Project International, Agricultural Missions and has served on a number of national commissions for the Pew Charitable Trust and the Farm Foundation.