Student Discussion Group: The Food & Agriculture Industry In the US Today

Sunday, December 16th 2012 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 16th 2012 at 8:00 pm
Think Coffee - Basement Event Space, 248 Mercer St, New York, NY
Agribusiness and other big business has taken over the agriculture system in the interest of standardizing and streamlining it to maximize profits. But is this without any regard for the nutrition or health of the population as a whole? Are our evolutionary preferences in taste being exploited when they make highly processed foods compelling to our instincts? Are we victimized when we become addicted?

This month's discussion will be moderated by Rob Mathews. Rob has followed a hunter gatherer lifestyle for many years. He lives in Manhattan, but would like to live as close to nature as possible.

Interested in moderating a discussion on a topic of your choosing in the future? Send an email to

The CFI-NYC Student Discussion Group provides students with the means to discuss taboo or under-examined topics with like-minded peers. Looking for an intelligent conversation you wouldn't usually find at a typical college party? Trying to find people your age who like to discuss things like philosophy, science, ethics, religion, and anything most people think are taboo topics of discussion? Come meet other students in the NYC area and make friends while exercising your brain and examining the under-examined!

As there is limited space, we ask that you only attend if you are under the age of 35. If, however, you are older than 35 and are very interested in attending, or have attended our discussions in the past, please send us a private message and we may be able to work something out.