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Some September Food/Ag Events

by gmoke Sat Sep 2nd, 2023 at 02:45:59 AM EST

Some food and agriculture events I found while compiling this month's Energy (and Other) Events Monthly (http://hubevents.blogspot.com):

Food Politics 2023: What Matters and Why
Thursday, September 7
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Harvard Kennedy School, Rubenstein 414AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
and Online
RSVP at http://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/event-registration?c=7014V000001zCEuQAM
This hybrid seminar will be given by Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. It will be moderated by Bill Clark, Harvey Brooks Research Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at HKS.

Lunch will be served for those joining us in person in Rubenstein 414AB. Others should register to join us remotely via Zoom.

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu.


Creating Sustainable Systems: Soil, Carbon, and Food
September 28
7:30 PM
RSVP at http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eGaJ3BzGQW-zvTiceKvSYg#/registration

Regenerative Agriculture, Sustainable Nutrition, Equitably Ecological Land-use, and Democratic Power are all part of the solution to the climate crisis. The panel will highlight some of the technical/economic/political/practical challenges and opportunities that we need to honestly face in order to make farming-based climate improvement strategies actually work at scale. Our hope is to raise the level of discussion about these important strategies, acknowledging the unknowns and limits while suggesting ways forward.

Speakers Include:
David Montgomery, Professor of Geology at University of Washington and an expert on regenerative agriculture, will focus on farming for soil quality as a way to both feed our growing population and reduce greenhouse gasses.
Walter Willett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, currently the co-chair of the EAT-Lancet Commission on sustainable nutrition, will summarize their findings about staying healthy in a climate-endangered world.
Ilan Zugman, 350.org's Latin America Director, will provide an overview connecting the pressure on land use with fossil fuel extraction from a Global South perspective.
Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and President of Food Tank, has a long history of making discussions exciting and insightful, will moderate.


Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change
Tuesday, October 3
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
and Online
RSVP at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2023-feeding-the-future-symposium

The 2023 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium will explore the dilemma of addressing the global climate crisis while feeding the world's population healthfully and equitably. How we produce, transport, prepare, and consume our food has direct implications for food access and security, as well as the future of the planet.

David Abel, contributing reporter, Boston Globe; documentary filmmaker; professor of the practice, journalism, College of Communication, Boston University
Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Immaculata De Vivo, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Christina Hicks, professor, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
Frank B. Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
David P. Hughes, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
M. Jahi Johnson-Chappell, director, Center for Regional Food Systems; professor and W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair, Michigan State University
Mengyu Li, postdoctoral research fellow, Integrated Sustainability Analysis, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney (Australia)
Meredith T. Niles, associate professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and associate director, Food Systems Research Center, University of Vermont
Duangporn "Bo" Songvisava, chef and owner, Bo.lan restaurant (Thailand)

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