Twitter Chat: What values drive your food choices?

BY Bridget Shirvell  October 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM EDT

Photo by Flickr user Hindrik Sijens

The act of buying, cooking and eating food is such an everyday occurrence in our lives that it’s easy to forget about it’s importance. Food is vital. It’s something that brings people together whether at the dinner table, a restaurant or a farmers market. And the choices we make when it comes to our food have effects felt by people thousands of miles away.

Oct. 16, is World Food Day. The day began as a way for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to bring attention to world hunger. This year the focus of World Food Day is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition,” so we thought sustainable food would make for an excellent Twitter #newshourchats topic on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. EDT. We’ll be talking about how to make our food system more sustainable, the values that influence the food choices we make and more. Hope you join the conversation by following @NewsHour and using the #NewsHourChats or by watching below.

PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats each Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using the #NewsHourChats