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MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient Ellen Silbergeld '67 to Deliver a Talk, “How We Got the Agriculture We Deserve,” September 25, 2017

How is the food we eat shaped by industrial practices, veterinary practices, government regulatory agencies, super-bugs, worker safety, food safety, and food security? Ellen Silbergeld, author of Chickenizing Farms and Food, will explore these questions and the science and policy of food production in her lecture, “How We Got the Agriculture We Deserve.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, September 25, 5:30pm, in Rockefeller Hall, room 200.
Silbergeld is a professor of environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 1993, she was named a MacArthur Foundation fellow, an honor commonly referred to as the "genius grant." Silbergeld is also a Vassar College alumna, class of 1967.
This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Science, Technology, and Society Program, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Alumnae Association of Vassar College.
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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, September 14, 2017