Agronomy Seminar: Louise Fresco
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm|
|Location:||1951 Food Sciences Building|
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A former UN director, contributor to think tanks and an advisor to academies in Europe and the United States, Fresco speaks on how social unrest is made worse by hunger, poverty, environmental problems and modernization. In 2013 she published a thought-provoking op-ed in Science titled "The GMO Stalemate in Europe."
She served nearly 10 years as assistant-director general at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and is a member of the World Food Prize Council of Advisors.
Her book, Hamburgers in Paradise: The Stories Behind the Food We Eat, will be released in November 2015.