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D.W. Brooks lecturer will discuss magnitude of global food system

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By Stephanie Schupska | September 27, 2010
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For more than 25 years, the University of Minnesota's Jean Kinsey has studied the issues of getting food to hungry people-and the economics, policies and opportunities involved.

She will relay her passion at the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture as she speaks on "Feeding Billions: Local Solutions or Global Distribution." The annual lecture and awards ceremony will start on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Kinsey hopes her audience will come away from the talk with "a better understanding of, and interest in, the magnitude of the world food system and how it is interdependent with many other phenomenon such as climate change, water shortages, human health and poverty," she said.

"I am currently attending the World Food Congress in South Africa, where much of the discussion is about world hunger (food security)," Kinsey said, "and why it is so important to increase not only food production through modern technology, but to develop local distribution systems so food will reach the people who are hungry."

Kinsey's lecture will precede the presentation of this year's D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence.

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