"Eating Healthy, Sustainably and Equitably in the Anthropocene Era"
This seminar will present the complex interactions between food systems, diets, and the environment, and the equity issues that society is grappling with across food systems. Will society be able to not only feed the world’s growing population, but do so in a healthy, environmentally sustainable and equitable way? As it stands, food systems face enormous challenges. Climate disruption, along with environmental degradation, is one of those grand challenges, and is fraught with contentious political and societal trade-offs. We will delve into potential solutions that governments, businesses and individuals can take on to meet the lofty goals towards sustainable development.
Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University in the USA. She also serves as the Director of Hopkins’ Global Food Policy and Ethics Program. From 2017 to 2019, Jessica served as the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report and the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Systems and Nutrition. Before coming to Hopkins, she has also held positions at Columbia University, the Earth Institute, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Food Programme, Bioversity International, and the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya. Jessica has a PhD in nutrition from the University of Arizona.