Seeding Sustainability: Hunger, BioTech, & the Future of Food Systems
Dr. Pamela Ronald, UC Davis Bio-tech Academic
Dr. Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley, Agroecology Academic
Dr. Joseph DeVries, Director, Program for Africa's Seed Systems, AGRA
Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
Two decades of experience with GMO crops, including mixed assessments of environmental impact and increased yield, indicate that controversies about biotech agriculture are not just (or even primarily) about the modified plants themselves. Rather, a complex social system travels with the plants. This panel seeks to investigate the question of under what conditions ag-biotech is capable of providing sustainable--in all its ecological, cultural, and economic connotations--food systems in the global South? And are achieving those conditions both plausible and worth whatever trade-offs may be made in pursuit of extending and improving upon more traditional modes of growing food? Join us for this engaging evening followed by a book signing from noted panelists.
Hosted by The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, Science Justice Research Center, Food Systems Worknig Group, and 43. Co-sponsored by Common Ground Center at Kresge College.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Tim Galarneau at tgalarne [at] ucsc [dot] edu or 831-459-3248.
Parking at the Performing Arts parking lot.
RSVP at casfs.ucsc.edu