Science, Money and Our
Nov. 4th Toop Lecture Focuses on Future of
World Food Production
“Agriculture in the 21st Century:
Historic Relic, Capitalist Resource or Foundation for Global Community?”
asks Austria-based agriculture expert John Hodges in the 2004 Harry Toop
Memorial “Science for Saskatchewan” Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:15 p.m. at St.
Thomas More Auditorium at the University of
Dr. Hodges will also speak at two
additional lectures presented by the College of Agriculture and the Western College of
Veterinary Medicine. The first, Animal
Genetic Resources and Sustainable Development, will
be held on Monday, Nov. 1
at 4:00 p.m. in 5C61
Agriculture. The second, Organic,
GM Food and Feed, Human and Animal Health,
will be held Friday, Nov. 5
at 12:30 p.m. in 241
proponent of sustainable agriculture, Hodges will discuss a broad range of
challenges shaping agriculture in the 21st century. These include
scientific, economic and social pressures in the context of national and world
populations, as well as poverty, subsidies and the World Trade
will also touch on issues including genetic modification, organic agriculture,
food safety and quality, animal disease and welfare and how changing consumer
preferences are altering the way our food is produced.
has held appointments at the University
of British Columbia, Cambridge University and the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations. He is also editor of Livestock Production Science, the
journal of the European Association for Animal Production. A biography is
available at the UBC website: http://www.agsci.ubc.ca/history/faculty_staff_bio/john_hodges.htm.
Harry Toop Memorial lectures are made possible through the generosity of Dr.
Harry Toop, a
retired computer scientist and U of S alumnus with an abiding interest in
scientific developments. More information is available at www.usask.ca/research/toop.shtml.
For more information, contact:
U of S Research Communications