Growing Healthy Food Systems: People, Policy, Partnerships

Speakers: Ann Thrupp & Kristine Madsen

Everybody must eat to live, but how we produce food, who gets access to it, and what we consume varies widely and drives some of our most pressing societal issues: hunger, obesity, diabetes, environmental degradation, labor exploitation, and concentration of capital. How do we build sustainable food and agriculture systems that solve these deeply rooted challenges? Ann Thrupp, executive director of the Berkeley Food Institute, and Kristine Madsen ’88, professor of public health, will discuss the growing movement to rebuild our food systems — locally and globally — to improve the health and well-being of people and the planet.

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