11 May '11, 1am

Eating Meals with Strangers Encourages Stronger Cities and a Better World

Eating Meals with Strangers Encourages Stronger Cities and a Better World

Of course there are many explicit ways that you could turn Eat With Me into a green effort. 100-Mile dinners, meat-free Mondays and weekday vegetarianism, cook something you grew yourself—the green-leaning themes and possibilities are endless. But much like the cooperative pub, I would argue that simply providing space to know, care about and interact with your neighbors is a big step toward sustainability by itself. Serendipitously, as if to back up this assertion, I see a tweet from Michael Pollen this morning alerting us all to a paper by Carlos Monteiro pf the Centre for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition at the University of São Paulo, who argues that a focus on meals, not just nutrients, must be central to encouraging a healthy food culture:

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