The Future of Food

Part One of Intersections of Environment and Justice: From Our Bodies to the Earth

Recent advances in greenhouse design are paving the way for more sustainable and energy-efficient food production; digital agricultural technologies and their incorporation into farmers' lives are changing the industry in Turkey; and tensions between food availability and access are affecting low-income communities in southern African cities. In this webinar, Carson Scholars from the schools Anthropology, Biosystems Engineering, and Geography, Development & Environment will explore key issues and innovations related to food production, supply and the management of rural and urban food systems, and share their expertise and novel research on the future of food.

How (and Why) You Should Tattoo Your Greenhouse with Semi-Transparent Solar Panels
Bekah Waller, Department of Biosystems Engineering

Digitizing Agriculture: Changing Agroecology and Livelihood in Turkey
Ziya Kaya, School of Anthropology

Feeding Hungry Cities: Is Urban Agriculture the Answer to Africa’s Food Security Woes?
Julia Davies, School of Geography, Development & Environment


5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8, 2020