Eric Holt-Gimenez Lecture: “Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?”

On Monday, March 18 Eric Holt-Gimenez will be visiting UVM and giving a talk titled “Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?” The talk will be held in the Livak Ballroom on the 4th Floor of the Davis Center at 3:30pm.

Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D. is the executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy (July 2006—Present). Called one of the country’s “most established food think tanks” by the New York Times, Food First’s mission is to end the injustices that cause hunger, poverty and environmental degradation throughout the world. Food First believes that a world free of hunger is possible if farmers and communities take back control of the food systems presently dominated by transnational agri-foods industries http://www.foodfirst.org/.

At Food First, Eric’s research and writing has concentrated on the global food crisis, agroecology, the U.S. Farm Bill, the expansion of agrofuels, land issues, racism in the food system, and social movements for agroecology, food justice, farm justice, and food sovereignty.

Eric is the author of several books, and his talk will pull from his two most recent publications, Can We Feed the World without Destroying It? And A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat.

Lecture is co-sponsored by the Food Systems Graduate Program, Plant & Soil Sciences, the Gund Institute, Nutrition & Food Sciences, Community Development & Applied Economics, Economics, and Anthropology.