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Natural Awakenings Fairfield County & Housatonic Valley CT

Food Politics Seminar in Stamford

The Politics of Food: Whatever Happened to Old MacDonald’s Farm?” will be presented on October 23, 2013 from 9am to 1pm (registration begins at 8:30am) at The Italian Center in Stamford, CT. The seminar will focus on the dysfunctional politics of food, industrial agriculture, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, food delivery systems and public policy. 

 

Panelists include Dr. Abby Kinchy, Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic University and author of several books, including Seeds, Science and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops; Dr. Robert Paarlberg, Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know; Dr. Bruce Sherman, Director of the Bureau of Inspection and Regulation in the Connecticut Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Molly Tambor, Assistant Professor of History at C. W. Post Long Island University. Questions and discussion will follow. The program is sponsored by Seven Sister colleges’ alumnae and American Association of University Women members. 

 

Location: 1620 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, CT. Cost: $40 per person, including lunch. For more information and to register, please email [email protected] or call 203-968-2807.

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