Back to the Future of Agriculture

Monday, February 17, 2014
7:00 PM
Young Auditorium
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College of L&S
Susan Johnson

"Back to the Future of Agriculture: Steps Toward a Robust Food-Economy and a Sustainable Society"

Tom Philpott is the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Philpott currently writes the “Food for Thought” blog at Mother Jones.  He was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in Newsweek, Gastronomica, and the Guardian.  Philpott serves of the board of directors of the Boston-based Chef’s Collaborative, a nationwide group that seeks to push the restaurant business in more sustainable directions; and on the board of advisers at the Austin, Texas-based Sustainable Food Center.

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