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Climate Change: Future Thought Leaders panel

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free


April 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


United Portuguese Hall
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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For our eighth Future Thought Leaders presentation, a panel of experts will discuss climate change and its effects on our agriculture and our health, while also offering insights into how we as individuals can work to limit its negative impacts and create positive change.

Confirmed panelists:

Kelli Gray-Meisner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, University of California, San Diego

Rahoul Mehra, Founder and CEO, Naesscent LLC

David A Cleveland, Research Professor Environmental Studies Program, and Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara

Paul Towers, Executive Director, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Dimitri Deheyn, Associate Researcher, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Moderated by Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach of the Berry Good Food Foundation

1 – 1:30pm: Complimentary local food by Chef Drew Bent of Lola 55 with Davin Waite of Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

1:30 – 3pm: Live panel discussion filmed by UCTV

Watch video and/or read the recaps from our first seven panel discussions here.


Free and open to the public, the Berry Good Food Foundation’s thought-provoking series of multidisciplinary Future Thought Leaders panels present varying viewpoints on sustainable food-related topics, such as the climate benefits of creating carbon-rich soil, the impact of meat production and consumption, food as medicine, strategies for combating food waste, and ways to build a more sustainable seafood system. UCTV videotapes the panel discussions, distributing the broadcast through its networks.