Edible Education 101: "Food and the Environment" by Frances Moore Lappé and Gidon Eshel





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Published on Jun 18, 2012

As the world's population grows and the environment changes, in what ways will our food production system need to change? What policies will shape the future?

Lecture by: FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ and GIDON ESHEL, moderated by Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, The People's Grocery, Followed by book signing with Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of the recently released EcoMind and seventeen other books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education seeking to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances and her daughter have also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide. In 2008 she received the James Beard Foundation 'Humanitarian of the Year' Award for her lifelong impact on the way people all over the world think about food, nutrition, and agriculture.

GIDON ESHEL, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.
Gidon Eshel teaches environmental science, geophysics and applied mathematics at Bard College in New York. His research addresses basic climate physics as well as geophysics of food production. Eshel holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in geophysics from Columbia University in New York City, and a bachelor's degree from the Technion, in Israel. Eshel is the lead author of numerous scientific papers on geophysics of food, among them Diet, Energy and Global Warming (2006) and Geophysics and Nutritional Science: Toward a Novel, Unified Paradigm, and the forthcoming Dietary Choices' Effects on Land Use and Reactive Nitrogen Discharge (2011). His latest book, Spatiotemporal Data Analysis is published by Princeton University Press, and is to appear this December. Born and raised in Israel, Eshel grew up on a Kibbutz, and spent his youth in the Kibbutz's 1,000-head Holstein dairy farm. After his military service, and before becoming an academic, he spent several years raising beef cattle in northern Israel and the Golan Heights. Eshel lectures widely on food-climate interactions.

Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science, Fall 2011.

Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project (edibleschoolyard.org), with support from Stephen Silberstein and The Knight foundation for Environmental Journalism.
Live Stream sponsored by Bon Appetit Management Company.
Instructors: Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson.


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