Global Warming & Our Farmers

| February 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Next week, the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) will be hosting a discussion called “Agriculture in a Warmer World.” The discussion will include presentations from two different researchers and will focus on how climate change will impact food supply, food distribution, and food security.

Dr. W. Michael Hanemann is Director of the California Climate Change Center at UC Berkeley, and Dr. David Lobell is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford’s Program on Food Security and the Environment.

We’re already seeing changes in our food supply due to global warming. Just this past weekend, an international conference was held in Barcelona to talk about the effects of climate change on the wine industry. And in August, a top UN official warned that climate change could have devastating effects on food production in India.

CUESA’s last informational panel was on food safety, and covered topics ranging from genetic engineering, food recalls, and the leafy green industry in California.

“Agriculture in a Warmer World” is part one of a two-part series. The second, to be held in about a month, is called “Climate Friendly Eating” and will focus on how our personal food choices affect the climate.

When: Thursday, February 28
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building
Time: Reception at 6:30, Program at 7:00 pm

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"My passion for food began young." I am the editor of the influential website www.EatLocalChallenge.com which encourages readers to support local farmers and producers. I began my personal website, Life Begins at 30, in 2003. I have been published in Edible San Francisco and Fine Cooking, write regularly for Bay Area Bites, Serious Eats, and have been quoted in many nationwide publications. Photography is a passion, and I have had photos printed in National Geographic Traveler and Travel + Leisure. I contributed to a Williams-Sonoma cookbook: Cooking from the Farmers' Market, which was released in February 2010. I live in San Francisco, California and can often be found at local farmers markets seeking out the best of what's in season and chatting with farmers.