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Myra Kraft Open Classroom Series: “The Future of Food”
April 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In our last session in the series, we explore what comes next, or at least what problems we need to think about, with respect to a food system that, for most of us in affluent societies at least, gives us what we want, when we want it, and at a price we’re willing to pay. What role can technologies play in helping to create more locally sourced, sustainable foods, or to help feed an estimated 9 billion people by mid-century? How do we keep our food safe even as the chains through which it travels grow ever more complex? How do past trends tell us about what is to come? Our four panelists will help us think out these questions:
1. Brad McNamara, Freight Farms – Technology and the dilemma of space in urban food production.
2. Ahmad Zameli, Evergreen Farms – Using vertical indoor agriculture to produce local food in Dubai.
3. Darin Detwiler, Northeastern University – Emerging concerns over food safety and food fraud.
4. Ilene Bezahler, Edible Boston – Lessons from the past, observations about the future of Boston’s food scene.
The future of food. Or is that futures? Join us on April 19 to help us explore. Free and open to the public. Follow our live tweets on Twitter using#OCNEU.