There are many things that can be taken for granted including food, clean water and shelter. But what happens when the global food crisis hits home? The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University is presenting a panel discussion on just that. “Global Food Security: What Is It and How Does It Affect Me?” will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.
The panel will feature CSU experts in different areas of food security: Dan Bush with the Department of Biology, Jan Leach with the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Doug Murray with the Department of Sociology and Henry Thompson with the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
Critical Piece to Sustainability
“This is one of the most critical pieces to the future sustainability of our world,” said Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. “Global food security is impacted by so many different elements – land use, soil biodiversity, population growth, climate change – and it is finally starting to get a much higher level of attention.”
The panel discussion will be held at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://soges.colostate.edu or call (970) 492-4215.
About The School of Global Environmental Sustainability
A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability is an umbrella organization that encompasses all environmental education and research at the university. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular and outreach initiatives. Areas of emphasis will include food security, poverty, inequality, water management strategies and desertification, globalization, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, population growth and urbanization. This approach will capitalize on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education, and will build upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus; from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business.