National bestselling author Anna Lappé will discuss the connection between the climate crisis and the food on our plates. From raising livestock in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop Tarts, the choices we make about what we put on our plates and what we do with the waste contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions.
Ms. Lappé exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation and empowers us to see the potential in sustainable food to feed—and cool—the planet. By sharing examples culled from travels around the world and the country, Ms. Lappé also offers compelling stories of the potential power of food to heal our bodies, and to help heal the planet.
This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College, Odyssey Bookshop, and Museums 10.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building