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Creating a New Food Future

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM

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Join us Wednesday, February 12, for a conversation with Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety.

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to join our third annual policy workshop webinar series, Frontiers in Food and Agriculture. In response to the growing interest in food and agriculture policy, both globally and locally, the series, co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, is investigating four broad themes. Part I explored linkages between theory and practice in food justice; Part II looked at a legal framework for the new food movement; Part III will examine GMOs and intellectual property, and Part IV, the farm bill and the future of farming.

Andrew Kimbrell, founder and executive director of the Center for Food Safety, continues Part III of the series Wednesday, February 12, with a presentation titled “Creating a New Food Future.”

A sharp rise in organic agriculture has been mirrored by a proliferation of industrial technologies, the latest being a new generation of genetically engineered crops. Mr. Kimbrell will offer a look into the future of food, addressing how to advocate for organic and beyond while halting industrial agriculture.

His presentation will be followed by a Q+A with the audience.

The recording is available at https://vimeo.com/87359019.

Andrew Kimbrell is founder and executive director of the Center for Food Safety, serving as an internationally recognized voice and leading public interest attorney in the fight to protect the environment and the public from the threats of global industrial agriculture and faulty governmental policies. As Senior Attorney and Policy Director for the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell successfully challenged federal agencies in several key environmental court cases, including a U.S. Supreme Court victory forcing regulation of motor vehicles carbon dioxide pollution under the Clean Air Act to safeguard the American public from ozone layer depletion and raise global climate change standards.

An author and activist promoting sustainable forms of agriculture and organic policies, Kimbrell has challenged the logic and lawfulness of industrial agriculture in numerous published articles and public forums, including featured speaking engagements at Google Author Talks, Slow Food Nation and keynoting at top universities and global food conferences. His most recent book, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food (2006) tackles the current controversial issues of GE foods and the vital need for a more just and healthy food system.

As a noted expert in environmental and food issues, Kimbrell has been called to testify before the U.S. Congress and is a frequent contributor to documentaries, including the recent film, The Future of Food. Kimbrell’s accolades include a spot on Utne Reader’s list of the world's leading 100 visionaries, and The Guardian recognized him in 2008 as one of the 50 people who could save the planet.

About the Series: Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, our third annual webinar series highlights emerging issues in food and agriculture policy. The series is designed for academic and policy communities as well as the general public and is available to everyone online. The webinar format enables interested parties to access and participate in these presentations from anywhere in the world. The series is free and open to the public; presentation recordings are available online approximately one week after they air live.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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