2017-02-16 / Health & Wellness

Speaker series looks at future of food

The future of food and related ethical questions with be the topic of Cal Lutheran University’s annual Harold Stoner Clark free lecture series.

Brian Collins, an assistant professor of philosophy at CLU, will present a pre-lecture overview and discussion at 11:45 a.m. Fri., Feb. 17 on campus in the Lundring Events Center at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the north side of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard.

Paul B. Thompson, a specialist on food sources and community ethics, will discuss “Probing Future Foods” in two lectures on Tues., Feb. 21.

He will present “Four Archetypes for Future Food Systems” at 11:10 a.m. and “Social Amplification of Risk: The Ethical Questions” at 4 p.m. Both talks will be in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane.

Thompson is the W.K. Kellogg professor of Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. His research explores ethical issues arising across the spectrum of food production, distribution and consumption, including biotechnology, animal welfare and food security.

The late Harold Stoner Clark endowed the free lecture series, which started in 1985, to address his interests in science and philosophy.

For more information, call Nathan Tierney at (805) 493-3232, email tierney@callutheran.edu or visit callutheran.edu/hsc.

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