Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Responding to the Global Food Crisis

Tonight, I am excited to go to a lecture at a local library by Jim Harkness, who I've heard on the radio a few times. The talk deals with responding to the global food crisis. I hope to learn some new things.

Responding to the Global Food Crisis
July 14, 2009, 7 PM
presented by Jim Harkness
The United Nations announced last year that the number of undernourished people in the world had increased by 75 million reaching to more than 963 million worldwide. Demand at U.S. food banks increased by 30% last year. How did we get here? Jim Harkness will discuss the causes of the global food crisis and chart a course for how the U.S. and the world can build a stronger, healthier global food system.

Harkness is the president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Former adviser for the World Bank and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Harkness has written and spoken frequently about sustainable development.

Presented in partnership with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.