Good Food? A Philosophical Stance on Today's Agriculture

Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 9:00am

Event Info

Admission

$5; Free for teachers and students with ID

Venue

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, 

IL 

60614

Presenter

Chicago Humanities Festival
312-661-1028

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

We all know the saying, "you are what you eat." How does that meaning change, though, as biotechnology exerts ever-greater influence on farming and the food chain? What are the ethics of genetically engineering food, of creating seeds unable to reproduce, or using hormones in livestock feed? Michigan State University’s Paul Thompson, whose work focuses on the philosophy of ecology and technology, discusses the promises and dangers of biotechnological agriculture.

This program is presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.