Is the Future Secure? Climate change, economics and sustainability
Date: May 18th, 2017
A changing climate, combined with shifting economic realities, threatens the sustainability of the global food system and exacerbates food insecurity for millions in the global south. In an interconnected world, how might these effects extend to Canada’s food system? How might the changing economic landscape influence food prices and access to healthy food for Canadians? In this webinar, join Dr. Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Director of the Arrell Food Institute, as he explores the sustainability of Canada’s food system and food security in light of current environmental and economic trends.
Dr. Evan Fraser, PhD, is the Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security. His specializations include food security, economic globalization and climate change. He is the author of approximately 70 scientific papers or book chapters on these topics, has written for the Guardian.com, CNN.com, ForeignAffairs.com, the Walrus and the Ottawa Citizen, and has two popular non-fiction books about food and food security including: Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations that was published by Simon and Schuster and shortlisted for the James Beard Food Literature Award. Currently, he holds the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.