Prof Talks Global Food Security at U.S. Embassy

February 06, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph geography professor Evan Fraser will give a video conference on global food security today at the request of the United States Embassy. It will be shown in consulate offices across Canada.

Fraser and journalist Andrew Rimas will give a presentation on their book, Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. The book looks at how and why human culture depends on food, what happens when a culture runs out of it and our likely future. Their talk will be followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session about the current status of our food production systems and potential sustainable food production methods.

The event will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Ottawa and broadcast across the country.

Fraser joined U of G in fall 2010 as the Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security. He has become a sought-after media expert and consultant on the global food crisis. His research focuses on food security under economic globalization and climate change, land-use change, integrated modelling and farmer behaviour.

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