LLILAS Benson presents the 2017 Lozano Long Conference, "Revoluciones Alimentarias / Food Revolutions New Perspectives on the Contemporary Food System in Latin America."
Our global food system is broken. It is making us sick, it is undermining the environment and eroding workers’ rights. No region in the world serves as a better example of this broken system than Latin America.
Trade liberalization, political upheaval, population displacements, and environmental change have all played a role in shaping the food system in the region. Even after a decade of economic growth, undernutrition overlaps (sometimes in the same population) with diets high in fat, sugar, and over-processed foods. In addition to these negative health outcomes, industrial agriculture produces enormous amounts of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
The emerging global food movement is reimaging how we can grow and distribute food in a more sustainable and fair way. This conference will address the opportunities and obstacles to transforming the current food system in Latin America and what the rest of the world can learn from it.
Keynote address by Humberto Ríos Labrada, winner of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize. Presented 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Quadrangle Room (UNB 3.304).
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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:00am to 2:00pm
Texas Union Building (UNB), Various rooms
2247 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705