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  • Esau Lecture Series - How We Grow, Share and Eat: Moving Towards Just and Sustainable Food & Farming | MSC News | MSC
    Academic Resources Alumni Graduate Programs Graduate Programs International Development Studies Conflict Resolution Studies Professional Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News Esau Lecture Series How We Grow Share and Eat Moving Towards Just and Sustainable Food Farming Posted by Ellen Paulley Tuesday April 8 2014 11 57 AM The Menno Simons College MSC Esau Lecture Series explored the topic How We Grow Share and Eat Moving Towards Just and Sustainable Food Farming Systems Experts in the fields of sustainable agriculture food sovereignty and agro ecology were invited to address the topic of the imbalance in today s global food system that sees many people face a scarcity of food while many others face an overabundance of it The Esau Lecture Series this year has brought six international experts from across Canada and the US to speak about cutting edge issues that can help move farming and the food system to a more sustainable footing says Jerry Buckland MSC Dean Our students and the community have been enriched by presentations by Martin Entz Shirley Thompson Haroon Akram Lodhi Nettie Wiebe and Kirit Patel Speakers identified a reliance on ever expanding scale modern agricultural technologies and perhaps most importantly a lack of clear vision for a secure and sovereign farm and food system as major obstacles to sustainability Relying on ecosystem friendly agricultural practices supporting community development and local agriculture and engaging in ethical reflection were some suggestions for addressing the imbalanced system Approximately 30 students enrolled in three undergraduate courses that offered students the opportunity to learn about the tangible connections between what they study in the classroom and how that knowledge can positively impact the world around them Associated events included six public lectures and several smaller events such as a panel forum

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