Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century
A TEDxLA Miracle Mile event.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Fowler Museum will host an all-day event,“Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century.” Speakers will talk about the impact of food production on the planet. Humanity has evolved to its current state due to its species-specific adaptability and plasticity. With human population numbers rapidly increasing throughout the century, we are now confronting local and global scale decisions regarding food and food production which will have profound impact on our planet in the coming years. TEDxLA Miracle Mile's "Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century” intends to suspend political and ideological platforms and examine what is becoming obsolete, what is current, and what is possible on a local community scale, on a broad globalized scale and in space.
The talks, to be held in the Fowler’s Lenart Auditorium, are a part of the TedxLAMiracleMile series of programs. The focus of these talks is not to promote any one political or ideological agenda, but rather to examine the new and changing practices in food technology and globalization. Admission includes a pre-event mixer, box lunch, a post-event wine and cheese reception and admission to the current Fowler exhibit “Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from New Guinea and Central Africa.” $48 for Fowler members, seniors and students. Advance tickets are $60. Day-of tickets will cost $70 at the door. To order online and learn more, visit the TedxLAMiracleMile website.