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Lunch by the Books: "Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

Mar 26 2009 - 12:05pm - 12:50pm

Everyone is invited to attend the next talk in our Lunch by the Books speakers series:

"Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

When: Thursday, March 26th from 12:05-12:50pm
Where: Main Floor, Stanley Milner Library in downtown Edmonton
Admission: Free

The term 'frankenfood' has been used to describe genetically modified (GM) food crops since 1992. Although some might dismiss the phenomenon as clever marketing by anti-GM groups, its resonance with the general public suggests otherwise.

What happens when our popular conceptions of monsters, nature and food intersect? How is our relationship to organic nature affected? U of A philosophy professor Jennifer Welchman will discuss the significant and disturbing trends that are revealed by examining the philosophical and ethical significance of 'frankenfood.'

Professor Welchman specializes in ethics, including environmental ethics, and is working on a book on ethics and environmental stewardship.


Lunch by the Books is a noon hour learning series presented by the Faculty of Arts and the Edmonton Public Library. For more information, visit www.arts.ualberta.ca/lunchbythebooks or email carmen [dot] rojas [at] ualberta [dot] ca.

We hope to see you there!

Location

Main Floor, Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 20, 2009 by Anonymous

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