Unintended Consequences in the Food System: The Problem with ‘Solutions’

April 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

2018 Tufts Food Systems Symposium
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This symposium brings together policy experts, food justice advocates, and practitioners in the field to discuss unintended consequences of food systems interventions and to explore the kinds of collaborations and approaches that allow for a more resilient food system.
The keynote speaker, Julie Guthman, is a nationally-known voice on the complexities of the US food system. A professor of social sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz, she has written about the rise of “big organic” and the class politics of anti-obesity efforts. Currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, she is completing a book about the innovations that launched the modern strawberry industry. 

Following the keynote address, there will be a panel discussion with scholars and practitioners in the field; facilitated table conversations over lunch; and a concluding poster session and mini-expo, providing an opportunity to network with community and campus groups working on a wide range of food topics.
If you have questions about the symposium, please email Tufts or visit the event website.

Link: sites.tufts.edu/foodattufts/tufts-food-system-symposium/2018-tufts-food-systems-symposium/

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