Oct. 16 will be the 32nd World Food Day, which was established in 1981 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States. Oct. 16 is the day on which the organization was founded in 1945.
During World Food Day, organizations around the world have advocacy campaigns and events to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to World Food Day:
Patricia Glazebrook, professor and chair of UNT’s Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, will discuss global food security, sustainable agriculture and women farmers. She has published articles on these subjects in Ethics and the Environment and several book chapters.
David Kaplan, associate professor of philosophy and religion studies, will discuss ethical issues surrounding food production, distribution and consumption. He is the director of the Philosophy of Food Project at UNT and is the editor of The Philosophy of Food
and co-editor of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics.
Whitney Peake, assistant professor of management in UNT’s College of Business, has studied contamination scandals in the food processing industry. She will discuss consumer reaction to food recalls and the recalls’ impact on business.
Jennifer Jensen Wallach, associate professor of history, will discuss U.S. food history from the colonial era to the present. She is the author of How America Eats: A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture and series editor of the University of Arkansas Press Series on Food and Foodways. Wallach is also the co-editor of two books that will be published in the series and the co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge History of American Foodways.