Monday, April 14, 2014

HungerU Exhibit on Global Food Crisis

HungerU, a touring mobile exhibit designed to create awareness about global food issues and the role of agriculture, will be on the University of Arkansas campus Monday and Tuesday to challenge students to consider the world's food needs.

The exhibit will be located between Silas Hunt Hall and the Arkansas Union, and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The visit is sponsored by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

HungerU's goal is to create awareness of the global food crisis through education, generate discussion and empower students to take action in their communities. The world's population is expected to be more than nine billion by 2050, creating an increased need for sustainable food production and reduced waste.

HungerU was created by Farmers Feeding the World and the Farm Journal Foundation. The LL.M. Program has a special connection because our alumna, Margie Alsbrook now serves as Director of Operations for Farm Journal Foundation in Columbia, Missouri.

Margie is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and of the LL.M. Program. She was the inaugural editor in chief of the Journal of Food Law & Policy.

Margie has been a leader in food and agricultural law issues for some time, and just last week we posted about her presentation on food recovery at Food Waste and Hunger conference at Northwestern University.

Other colleges to host the exhibit include the University of Arizona, Auburn University, Iowa State University, Fresno State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of San Diego, the University of Illinois, Michigan State University and Texas A&M University.

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