Sept. 2017 - Bread Wine and Chocolate

9/20/17 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the #AgBookClub chat this week? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

Week 3 of Bread, Wine and Chocolate covered pages 135 – 231, which was all about coffee and beer. Below are several responses that we thought summed up the chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments (limited to 140 characters, of course).

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: What’s one thing that’s jumped out at you in this selection? Any key takeaways you’d like to share? Notice any themes?


Q2: What have you liked or disliked so far in this reading selection? The book in general?


Q3: What’s your morning ritual? Name the farmers/producers/other hands who made that possible.


Q4: Coffee farmers earn 10% retail value. Cacao farmers earn 6.4%. Same w/ many other crops. How can we increase farmer’s share?


Q5: What affects beer (or wine, chocolate, coffee) the most? Soil? Tradition? Industry? People?


Q6: “We have a right to know what’s in our cup and on our plate…”(p 146). Are you confident w/ your food & drink choices? Why?


Week 4’s assignment is to finish reading Bread, Wine & Chocolate (pages 232 to the end). Can you believe it’s already been a month? Join us on 9/27 to discuss this section and then we’ll be back in October with a new book, $2.00 A Day.

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CT.

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