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Our Food System: A Disruptor to Climate Disruption

Tue,  Feb

Event Format


Event Date

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST

Event Location


Participation Eligibility

Interested Public

This seminar will examine the complex interactions between food systems, diets, and the environment, and their impact on climate disruption.

During the talk, Jessica Fanzo will discuss the challenges facing the food system as a result of environmental degradation and climate change and the state of current diets and their effects on human health outcomes. As we consider paths forward, she will present holistic solutions that align nutrition, health, and environmental goals to disrupt climate disruption.

About the Speaker

Jessica Fanzo PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as the Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Hopkins, and plays key advisory roles in Johns Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World on the food security and nutrition theme, as well as the Bloomberg American Health Initiative on obesity and food systems.

She is currently serving as the co-Chair for the Global Nutrition Report, and is the Team Leader for the High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Systems and Nutrition for the UN Committee on Food Security. She also serves on the Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems.

Sponsored by

The Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy

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