I’m catching up on my reading and have just gotten to the special 2009 issue of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition on food systems and public health. If you – like most public health people – don’t usually think of agriculture as a major factor in health status, the papers in this journal will come as a revelation. They demonstrate tight links between agriculture and public health issuees such as childhood obesity, food safety, and environmental health. Best, they are downloadable at no cost, which means they can be easily shared with students. I will use them in my food policy class next fall.
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”