"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Empires of Food - The Annual University of Guelph Lecture at the Guelph Historical Society


on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St., Guelph

Evan Fraser currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security in the department of geography at the University of Guelph. His work is on challenges to food security over the next two generations, during which time population growth and climate chan ge threaten to make food harder to produce and more expensive to buy.

He has worked extensively with climate modelers, economists, ecologists, anthropologists, and journalists to explore possible solutions to this global challenge.

He has written two popular books on food and sustainable agriculture including Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations and regularly talks to the media on these topics.

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