Patel Colloquium 011819
Geography-Geology Building Room 200C

The modern world had the food system at its heart. From wage work to the nation-state to climate change, each can be traced to new ways of provisioning that emerged in the 15th century. By looking at the origins of the modern food system, and some 21st century ways to re-imagine it, it becomes easier to see the social fabric of everyday life that, too often, remains hidden.  This talk draws on world history, agronomy and will feature footage from the latest film by award-winning director Steve James (of Hoop Dreams fame) in a project called "Generation Food."