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Alex Davies

in Christchurch

The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2016
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 29

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

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BY MAIKO AMEMIYA
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BY LIZ MYERS
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

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