October 31, 2014
Continuing its tradition of bringing internationally known thinkers and problem-solvers to engage with the community, the Wrigley Lecture Series welcomed physicist, food activist and author Vandana Shiva on Oct. 30. Shiva - who works to protect the diversity and integrity of native organisms, especially seeds, by promoting practices like organic farming - delivered a lecture titled “Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy.”
“Her prescient insights, including the importance of organic farming in feeding the world, are similar to the findings of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development," said Joni Adamson, a sustainability scholar and professor of English and Environmental Humanities. "They provide many good reasons to invite her to talk about the future of food.”
The lecture was presented by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Institute for Humanities Research, with support from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.