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The Future of Food
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:00pm

When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12-1 p.m.
Where: Market Center Building, room 123 (1600 SW 4th Ave.)
FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch!

Food has the potential to be a site of mobilization of positive, embodied, and incorporative politics in ways that open up new alternatives and spaces for transformation. Using a historical template of crisis and transformative response, this talk considers the idea that the World Food Crisis of 2008 signals that a transformative moment might be upon us. Dr. Hugh Campbell will make the case that this particular moment is transformative in relation to some significant changes in the current economic dynamics around food (as demonstrated by the debate around the "end of the era of cheap food") and ecological politics (particularly the new visibility of food waste politics).

Dr. Hugh Campbell is Chair of Sociology as well as Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender & Social Work at the University of Otago, New Zealand.  Dr. Campbell grew up around farming in New Zealand, and sustains a long-term interest in agriculture and food issues and pursues research in the area.