Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Promise, This is the LAST!

Just ONE more post about the Proposition 37 debate. The Panther wrote a nice summary of the event and you can read it here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Food Day!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
Take a break and enjoy some food related photos courtesy  of theCHIVE and theBERRY!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Proposition 37 Panel Was a Huge Success!

A big Thank You to everyone who helped organize this packed event! Things got off to a rocky start when one of the panelists arrived late due to airline trouble, but the audience's patience paid off as John Diaz, Dave Murphy, Brendan Huffman, and George Salmas provided their thought provoking arguments. 

 L to R: Diaz, Murphy, Huffman, Salmas

 Wonderful job, Greg and Clarissa!

And an enormous thanks to Whole Foods who provided these goody bags for all of the attendees!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Prepare for the Panel Discussion Tomorrow and Arm Yourself with Knowledge!

Tomorrow is the big day! The FSNSA will be holding the Proposition 37 panel discussion tomorrow, from 3-5pm at Beckman Hall 404. The debate will be held in a town hall-style format, where audience members will be able to ask the panelists questions. In preparation for the discussion and to spark thoughts about your own opinion, here are some useful links related to the potential law:

Summary of Proposition 37 including fiscal impacts, a list of supporters and opposers, donors, and experimental polls.

Official website for Yes on Prop 37.

Official website for No on Prop 37.

"Vote for the Dinner Party," a NY Times article written by food writer and "real food" advocate Michael Pollan.

A Reddit "Ask Me Anything" featuring Michael Pollan.

Official event page for Chapman's panel discussion, including information about each panelist.

The popular Fooducate App debuts a new feature that gives information on GMO ingredients in hundreds of thousands of food products.

science-based point of view on the Propostition. Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor in the plant molecular and cellular biology program at he University of Florida, gives an interview about the role of GMO's in society from a scientist's perspective. Do they really deserve a bad reputation?

For the visual learners: a cool infographic about Prop 37.

Congratulations to Chapman's Phil Bates Scholarship Recipients!

Following the wine pairing at last night's SCIFTS Dinner Meeting, a number of Chapman students were presented with their certificates for the Phil Bates Scholarship Award. The award was based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. As seen in the photo above, Chapman also appeared to compose a good amount of the attendees that night. Way to go!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chapman Food Science Gives Back

The FSNSA recently participated in two community service opportunities: Project Access and Giving Children Hope.

Chapman teamed up with Project Access in Westminster to serve breakfast to seniors and help out with Friday activities. Breakfast was a delicious spread of homemade quiche, strawberries and blueberries, and a croissant. The day's agenda included painting fall decorations, a hidden picture puzzle, and an animated game of Wii bowling.

On Wednesday, members of the club helped out Giving Children Hope's "We've Got Your Back" program by donating food items and sorting through others that will be placed into back packs and distributed to elementary school students. They even made the Giving Children Hope website!