Today at 1:30pm, Global Kids teen leaders in New York City, along with an audience of about 25 avatars from all over , gathered in Second Life to talk about factory farming and other food justice issues during the first episode of the "Let's Talk Sustainability" talk show. The talk show featured a neat clip from "The Meatrix" a short animated film on the food industry , a slideshow describing how MacDonald's mcnuggets are produced (ewww), and a game where participants got to express their opinions on different food issues.
The featured guest on this show was Cicero Kit, aka Jennifer Dolan in the physical world, an adjunct instructor for communications for Rasmussen College, talking about how to eat healthily, organically and sustainably on a tight budget. We learned about the difficult decisions that people have to make with their food dollar, how to find out about different food options in your community, and what you can do to improve your access to healthy fruits and vegetables.
Cicero shared a number of facts and insights with the audience. Many of the students had never heard of Community Supported Agriculture programs, or that tap water was typically cleaner and cheaper than bottled water. She answered questions about the sustainability of a vegetarian or vegan diet compared to a meat diet, and websites where we can find more food information.
It was a successful first episode of this innovative talk show series that should be publicly released as a video in the near future. Stay tuned to the Global Kids website for information on the next one and how you can participate.