The Food Exchange Series

Spring 2014

Beyond Pesticides: Can We Shift to a Pesticide-Free Agriculture?

Monday, February 3, 2014, 3pm
Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall

A panel discussion moderated by science and health journalist David Tuller, lecturer at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The panel will feature:

Brenda Eskenazi, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Jill Harrison, Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder

Margaret Reeves, Senior Scientist, Pesticide Action Network North America
Watch the video of this event here.

Open Access: Rethinking Resource Access in the Food System

Monday, March 17, 2014, 3pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

A panel discussion moderated by David Winickoff, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Society in CNR, and Director of the Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies. The panel will feature:
Jack Kloppenburg, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Co-Director of the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems
Wendy Wolford, Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University
Watch the video of this event here.

Labor and Health: Working Toward a Healthier Food Chain

Monday, April 7, 2014, 3pm
Goldman Theater, David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way at Oxford Street

A panel discussion moderated by Edwin Dobb, Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley, and esteemed environmental journalist. The panel will feature:

Seth Holmes, Martin Sisters Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Saru Jayaraman, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Food Institute, and Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Chris Benner, Associate Professor, Human and Community Development, UC Davis

Watch the video of this event here.

Sustainable Livestock Innovations and Impacts

Thursday, May 15, 8:45am – 12:15pm
Tamalpais Room, The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way at Oxford Street

Panel 1: Innovative Livestock Production Practices and Their Impacts: Scientists’ Perspectives

Moderator: Jonathan Gelbard, Conservation Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Chuck Benbrook, Research Professor, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University
Cindy Daley, Professor, College of Agriculture, Cal State University Chico
Nathan Sayre, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Panel 2: Spreading Sustainable and Organic Livestock Practices: Practitioners’ Perspectives

Moderator: John Wick, Co-founder, Marin Carbon Project; Co-owner, Nicasio Native Grass Ranch
Sustainable Livestock Award Winner (from Growing Green Award Program, TBA)
Russ Kremer, Owner, Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative
Ward and Rose Burroughs, Owners, Vista Livestock Company and Burroughs Family Farms

Watch the video of this event here.

Fall 2013

Adapting to Climate Change: Farmers at the Frontline

Monday, September 23, 2013, 3pm
Alumni House

A panel discussion moderated by Mark Schapiro, Environmental Journalist and Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting, featuring:

Miguel Altieri, Professor, Environmental Science Policy & Management, CNR, UC Berkeley

Maximilian Auffhammer, Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, CNR, UC Berkeley

Russell Lester, Owner and farmer, Dixon Ridge Farm, Winters, CA

Garrison Sposito, Professor, Environmental Science Policy & Management, CNR, UC Berkeley

Watch the video of this event here.

The Right to Food: Reshaping Policies for Development & Public Health

Monday, October 28, 2013, 3pm
North Gate Hall

A panel discussion moderated by Edward Wasserman, Dean, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, featuring:

Lia Fernald, Professor, Community Health & Human Development, SPH, UC Berkeley

Alain de Janvry, Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, CNR, UC Berkeley

Olivier De Schutter, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; Visiting Professor, Berkeley Food Institute

Watch the video of this event here.