2019 Tufts Food Systems Symposium

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This year’s symposium poses the question “How do technological innovation and food justice activism engage or fail to engage with one another?” The tech world is often understood as a source of solutions for food system problems while food justice work is focused on deep systemic roots of those problems. We’ll start with a moderated dialogue between a plant geneticist and an indigenous chef/activist, followed by lunchtime table discussions and a tabling session with researchers, educators, advocates, and entrepreneurs working on food projects and issues. We hope to give students, community members, faculty, and others a chance to delve into the sometimes uneasy yet potentially productive relationship between these two dimensions of food systems work.

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Organizers and Sponsors


Environmental Studies Program, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts Dining


Hoch Cunningham Family, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Deans of Arts & Sciences, Toupin-Bolwell Fund, Office of Vice Provost for Research, Department of Biology, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Department of Anthropology, Department of Community Health, Experimental College, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies