K-State To Host Food For Thought Lecture

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The Food for Thought student organization at Kansas State University is hosting Jude Capper, Ph.D. as she presents, “Is Your Hamburger Killing the Plant?” on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

The lecture, a part of the Upson Lecture Series, addresses the topic of sustainability in the beef industry. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in Forum Hall, located in the K-State Student Union and will be streamed live at www.LiveAuction.tv .

Capper, an independent sustainability consultant, will share a message centered on sustainability and how agriculture will feed the world in 2050. Disproving myths related to the environmental impact of livestock production is part of her current work.

Serving in professor and affiliate positions at both Washington State University and Montana State University, she spends a significant amount of time sharing her knowledge with stakeholders, including producer groups, retailers, policy-makers and consumers.

Food for Thought works to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers. Its mission is to “…provide consumers with answers about where their food comes from by empowering agriculturalists, informing consumers and confronting myths about modern agriculture…”

The Upson Lecture Series honors Dan Upson, who taught at K-State's College of Veterinary medicine for 35 years before retiring in 1994.