Colorado State Commemorates World Food Day by Participating in Nationwide Teleconference

Colorado State University will commemorate World Food Day by participating in a nationwide teleconference designed to raise awareness of the global problem of hunger.

The teleconference, titled "Politics of Hunger: What’s at Stake?" will be shown from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 214-216 of the Lory Student Center. Broadcast from Washington D.C., it will examine the role of developing countries in ensuring the fair distribution of food and alternative approaches to dealing with the world hunger crises. The teleconference is free and open to the public.

"We’re trying to help maintain a focus on issues of global hunger," said Martha Denney, director of international education at the Office of International Programs. "What’s wrong with our system that we can produce enough food but a lot of it goes to waste and people are starving?  This teleconference will help us think about that question."

The teleconference will include comments from Werner Kiene, the World Food Program representative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman. A documentary titled "Food – Reinventing the World" also will be shown between 11 a.m.-noon, and viewers will have a chance to ask questions of the participants from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information about the World Food Day teleconference, contact Martha Denney via e-mail at or by phone at (970) 491-5917.