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Patricia Allen Featured at Food & Society Conference

Dr. Patricia Allen, chair of the food systems and society department, will participate in the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society conference June 19-22, 2013.

The conference, held in East Lansing, Michigan, carries the theme: Toward Sustainable Foodscapes and Landscapes. Dr. Allen will be featured in three panel discussions.

The first, titled Bridging the Interests of Food System Practitioners and Academics: Toward Sustainable Food Systems, brings together individuals whose passion for food systems stem from various goals, such as improving human health and well-being, promoting social justice, and protecting the environment, to reflect how they might work together toward achieving common and complementary goals.

The second roundtable discussion, Masters Programs in Food Studies, Food Systems and Food Policy, will explore current and future directions of Masters programs, and the ways in which graduate education is playing a part in defining these emerging fields.

Dr. Allen will be joined by past presidents and newer members of the association in a discussion titled Where Have We Been? Where Might We Go? Legacy and Prospect for the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Speakers will consider how past accomplishments of AFHVS prepare the organization for future opportunities and challenges in a world where interdisciplinary scholarship, practice and policy on food and agriculture have become much more visible, and still so urgently needed.

The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system, including regional food policies, community supported agriculture, and issues of local and global food security.

Follow the conference in real time on Twitter @marylhurstfood.

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