U of P Conference on Food Issues

After hosting a wonderfully successful conference on water in the spring of 2010, the University of Portland is back this year with Food for Thought, a conference on food issues from April 14-16.

The conference will be keynoted by best-selling author Michael Pollan and features an impressive array of both national and local leaders, including Kevin Concannon, Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services for the United States Department of Agriculture, and University of Portland alumnus Fedele Bauccio, founder and owner of Bon Appétit Management Co. and member of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.

This will be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the many issues surrounding food and food production, from nutrition and genetic modification to justice and sustainability.

All events of the conference – including the Thursday evening meat tasting and lecture on meat production, the Friday evening screening of the film “Fresh,” and the four day-time plenary sessions on Saturday – are free and open to the public. Michael Pollan’s lecture, taking place at 7 p.m. on April 16 in the Chiles Center on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., requires tickets, which are available online at TicketMaster or in person at the Chiles Center box office.

For more information and a complete schedule of events: https://pilots.up.edu/web/foodforthought