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September 29th at 1:30pm CDT - September 29th at 7:00pm CDT

Confronting the challenges in our food systems: What can we do?

IATP invites you to join us for a free in-person panel discussion with our international board followed by a public happy hour and open house.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022  

Location: 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413 


REGISTER for the event! 


1:30-4:30 p.m. — Panel discussion

Moderator: Sophia Murphy, Ph.D., IATP Executive Director

Why are our food systems so fragile? In a world of abundant food, why do people still go hungry? How did agriculture — the first and ultimate solar-powered industry — come to be such an integral part of our planetary climate crisis?

The answers to these questions are complex but important. They point us towards solutions that can better protect us all from the blight of hunger and the threat of catastrophic climate change. Everywhere, communities, regions and countries are taking steps to make our food systems healthier and more resilient. Ultimately, these actions are building democracy: the difficult, powerful, precious idea that everyone matters and that our future is best assured in compromises in which each one of us is heard.

Join us for the afternoon, and hear from food system activists from around the world. Learn how the crises beleaguering food can become an opportunity for positive change. IATP will host a facilitated conversation with our board — experts from the U.S. and around the world with deep experience and understanding of what causes food shocks, and how we can protect and promote healthy food systems the world over.

A conversation in two parts:

1. Why are food prices so high? Why did Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cause such havoc in food markets? What else is going on?

  • Supply chain responses to COVID-19
  • Loss of local agricultural knowledge and biological diversity
  • Climate risk in financial systems 

2. What will we do about it?

  • Do we need to grow more food? 
  • Should food cost more?
  • How can we grow food and protect the landscape’s adaptive capacity?
  • Are local supply chains the answer?

5-7 p.m. CT — Happy hour and open house

Networking and socializing

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres outside by the pavilion. 

Join us for one or both. Guests need not attend the panel discussion to attend the open house!  


REGISTER for the event! 


Sponsored by: 

McKnight Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Pryes Brewing Company

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