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The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Jan 20 2011 - 7:00pm

The next installment of the Food Futures Lecture Series.

Thought much about what you put in your mouth lately? Maybe you should…

John Robbins is widely regarded as one of the leading experts today on diet, the environment, and animal welfare. Heir to the Baskin-Robbins legacy, Robbins left the ice cream empire to become of the most influential voices regarding intensive livestock production and diet. Robbins is the author of The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, and the international bestselling, Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth. Robbins is the founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International, an educational organization “promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical consequences of food choices,”
and is the active Board Chair of Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!). He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award.

Location

Room 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (U of A Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

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