The Future of Food, a presentation in the Think & Drink series presented by Oregon Humanities, takes place this Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Buy local, eat organic, avoid GMOs. Sound familiar? We all want to do our part, but what is the true impact of these choices? How do biotechnologies create change for the better, and how can they impede the future of international food security? . . .
This is the second in a four-part series that explores how technology shapes the future. The conversation will feature Robert Paarlberg, professor of political science at Wellesley College and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know; and Susan Bragdon, executive director of the Agriculture and Innovation Policy Network.
Richard Read, economics and international affairs reporter for the Oregonian, will moderate the series.
Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities’ emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas.
Think & Drink events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m., minors are allowed if accompanied by an adult.