Hai Vo at Mother's Market. Photo © Daniel C. Tsang 2009
On our 13 July 2009 edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, we talk with Hai Vo, who started the local UCI chapter of Real Food Challenge, a national initiative to shift college dining investments to more sustainable systems. We talk to Vo about what sustainable food means.
Hai Vo is a recent Social Ecology graduate from UC Irvine studying sustainable food systems. During his senior year, Hai was chosen to be a UC Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) Fellow sponsored by UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). As part of his fellowship, he co-conducted a food assessment of UC Irvine that sought to discover how ecologically-sound, community-based, humane, and fair the food served on campus was. Hai is a coordinator for the Real Food Challenge. Post-graduation plans include farm apprenticeships, advocating for real food, and reading books he never got a chance to the last four years of college. Vo was recently profiled by UCI here: "Sustanable Eater", with video clips linked. His "We are How We Eat" blog is also linked there.