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Meaty Issues: Future Thought Leaders panel discussion

May 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free


May 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Auditorium at the Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, 92121 United States
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Join us for MEATY ISSUES, the second of four multidisciplinary panel discussions on single topics at the intersection of food and the environment presented this year by the Berry Good Food Foundation Future Thought Leaders series. (Read a recap of the first panel, “Soil Matters,” by clicking here or watch the full-length video recording by clicking here or here.)

A diverse panel of experts – from academics to activists to ranchers – will discuss the moral, animal welfare, human health and environmental issues surrounding meat production and consumption.

Scheduled panelists include:

David Bronner: CEO, Dr. Bronner’s

Corinne Bush, MS, CNS: Board member, American College of Nutrition

Jack Ford: Rancher and owner of Taj Farms

Leslie Durso: Vegan chef, healthy living educator

Aaron Gross: Founder and CEO of Farm Forward

Kari Hamerschlag: Senior Program Manager with Friends of the Earth‘s food and technology program; contributing writer to Food Tank and Civil Eats

Dr. Richard Oppenlander: Founder, Inspire Awareness Now; sustainability consultant, researcher, and author.

Kara Wentworth: PhD candidate in Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego researching small US slaughterhouses

Uma Valeti: CEO and co-founder, Memphis Meats

Moderated by Berry Good Food Foundation founder Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach

Food & drink provided by local farms and Isabel Cruz served from 5:30-6pm in the foyer (no food or drink permitted in the auditorium); panel discussion from 6-7:30.