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Environment / Sustainability

SoGES hosts author reception for Michael Carolan

February 26, 2014

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability Distinguished Author reception will be held March 4, where Carolan will discuss his new book, 'Reclaiming Food Security.'

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a Distinguished Author Reception for CSU Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology Michael S. Carolan. March 4, 4-6 p.m., 108 Johnson Hall on campus.

Carolan will speak at 4:30 p.m. about his latest book, Reclaiming Food Security.

In this challenging work, he argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy lives. For a variety of reasons, food security has come to be synonymous with cheap calorie security.  But Carolan shows that these cheap calories have also come at great cost, to the environment, individual and societal well-being, human health, and the food sovereignty of nations.

Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge. He also dabbles in social theory.

Books will be available for purchase and refreshments served.

For more information, go to the SoGES website.