Think & Drink Brings Food for Thought to Tables in Both Seattle and Yakima

Food For Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food to spark conversation in Seattle Oct. 15 and Yakima Oct. 29.

Think & DrinkSEATTLE AND YAKIMA – Join Humanities Washington for our next pair of Think & Drink conversations, Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food. The discussion will visit Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Seattle Oct. 15 and Gilbert Cellars in Yakima Oct. 29.

These free events will examine the way Americans relate to food – from home-cooked meals to grab-and-go snacks, the obesity epidemic to diet trends, and more. We will also talk about the upcoming Initiative 522, which would require labeling for genetically modified food in our state, and ask how this initiative relates to cultural trends and attitudes.


What: Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food, a Think & Drink conversation
When and Where:

  • 7  p.m. Oct. 15 at Seattle’s Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA ‎98103 [Directions]
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Yakima’s Gilbert Cellars, 5 N Front St, Yakima, WA ‎98901 [Directions]

Cost: Free
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Questions? Email Zaki Abdelhamid at or call 206.682.1770 x102

The Seattle version of this Think & Drink discussion will be led by food experts Julia Harrison and Derek Wood and moderated by Ross Reynolds. Harrison is an anthropologist focusing on desserts and sweets and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Wood is the chair of the biology department at Seattle Pacific University and a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington. Reynolds is host of KUOW’s The Record.

The Yakima event will feature Harrison and Diana Roberts and moderated by Mike Faulk. Roberts is a WSU Extension agronomist who works with grain farmers, particularly those experimenting with ways to improve the sustainability of their practices. Faulk is a journalist with the Yakima Herald-Republic.


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