Join James McWilliams, associate professor of American colonial and environmental history at Texas State University, for a film and discussion examining the American Food Movement.
James McWilliams doesn't believe there was ever a golden age for American agriculture—a time when farmers and farms were sustainable. In his food-for-thought lecture, McWilliams takes the current Food Movement to task for indulging in historical romanticism, and advocating that we go back to the past to achieve a sustainable future. He explores six ways that agriculture can strike a balance between small, sustainable farms and large industrial farms in order to create a global system of agriculture that provides an affordable diversity of food in an environmentally responsible way.
Where: The Parson's Gallery, Urban Center Building (URBN 212)