Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:05 PM by Ellina Abovian, KSBY News (KF)
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 2:36 PM
The Cal Poly forum bridged the gap Thursday night between consumer, farmer and legislator.
Cal Poly's Brock Center for Agricultural Communication invited the public to talk about food policy and sustainability.
Students engaged in an open discussion with experts in the field. Agricultural specialist, April Mackie, dairy farmer Dino Giacomazzi and California legislator Sam Blakeslee were on the panel.
The process of food preparation and growth were among the questions asked by students.
According to the panelists, agriculture in California is moving out of the state. The high cost of regulation laws is driving agriculture to areas with fewer regulations.
A major goal of the evening was so educate students on the impact of their voting. "The panelists were talking about prop 2 and prop 37 and giving behind the scenes and talking about transparency," said Stephen Massie.
The Brock Center hopes to hold more open forums for students in the future.
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