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BODEK LECTURE SERIES
American Pie:
The Politics of Food in the 21st Century
April 2012

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In light of the increasing interest in food studies at Penn and in Philadelphia, Penn Libraries is sponsoring the Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture Series focusing on food policy in the 21st century. The speakers, experts in their fields, will address issues relating to global food security, sustainable agriculture, and food waste in America.

Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 PM
The Food Not Eaten
Location: Claudia Cohen Hall, G17 Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street
Jonathan Bloom, journalist and author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It) (2010), will speak on how much food we waste, where and why we squander so much, the ethical, environmental, and economic impact of our actions, and, most importantly, how we can minimize waste. Please RSVP HERE.
Thursday, April 19, 6:00 PM
Global Food Security: A 21st Century Challenge
Location: Hill Pavilion Room 130, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 380 S. University Ave.
Dr. Alan M. Kelly, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on the challenges faced by agriculture as it expands production to meet society's growing needs while conserving the environment, controlling the spread of infectious diseases, and accommodating to the vagaries of climate change. Please RSVP HERE.
Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 PM
The Future of Food: Sustainable Agriculture is not Optional
Location: Claudia Cohen Hall, G17 Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street
Dr. John E. Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, and author of Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of Common Sense and Small Farms are Real Farms: Sustaining People Through Agriculture, will speak on the need for sustainable agriculture, the challenges facing the movement, and the development of a new and better paradigm. Please RSVP HERE.

American Pie: The Politics of Food in the 21st Century is co-sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Nursing/School of Arts and Sciences Nutrition Minor, Department of History and Sociology of Science, Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative/Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Environmental Education Kitchen at Penn Women's Center, Penn Vegan Society, and Penn Appétit.