Global Food+ 2017
The Weatherhead Center for International Studies hosts an afternoon of “speed talk” presentations by two dozen top scholars in the Boston area highlighting current research findings at the important nexus between food, agriculture, health, society, and the environment.
The twenty-four presenters include scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, political science, history, sociology, engineering, biology, and environmental sciences. Each will deliver a seven-minute summary of his or her most recent research findings. The topics covered will include cultural practices and veganism, irrigation and food security, farm subsidies, GMOs, cropland productivity and climate change, food contamination, food waste, the environmental consequences of meat consumption, and rural poverty in Africa.