Food security topic of World Food Prize lecture Oct. 13

Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010 11:30 am

 

GRINNELL, IA— Food security in changing times will be the topic of a World Food Prize Week lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ‘25 Center.

Former World Food Prize laureate Hans Herren will discuss the need for rethinking agriculture in light of changing times and food security requirements. Herren is president of the Millennium Institute, which helps individuals and organizations with global sustainability projects. The internationally recognized scientist is also co-chair of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology (IAASTD); chairman of BioVision; president of the International Association of the Plant Protection Sciences; and member of the U.S. Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Grinnell has hosted World Food Prize lecturers for more than five years as part of a World Food Prize outreach program at Iowa educational institutions during the week the prize is awarded. The 2010 World Food Prize will be awarded during the week of Oct. 11 to recognize the efforts of David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Jo Luck of Heifer International.

Herren’s lecture is sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. For more information about the Rosenfield Program, contact Sarah Purcell, purcelsj[at]grinnell[dot]edu, 641-269-3091.

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