Can Sustainable Food Systems Save the Climate? (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 PM
As concerns about climate change and ecological collapse grow, food companies have claimed more and more often that their products are sustainable, carbon-negative, or “climate-smart.” But what do these mean, and can we really eat our way to sustainability? The answer is anything but simple. Come learn about how to navigate the increasingly tricky waters of sustainable eating, and the science behind sustainable food system design.
Presenter: Dr. Rivka Fidel is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Soil Science from Iowa State University and her B.S. in Environmental Science from Union College in NY. Her research focuses on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling, soil chemistry, and using biochar for climate mitigation and contaminant removal.
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