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November 05, 2013
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'Is Your Hamburger Killing the Planet?'  Food for Thought Lecture Set for Nov. 19


MANHATTAN, Kan.—The Food for Thought student organization at Kansas State University is hosting Jude Capper, Ph.D. as she presents, “Is Your Hamburger Killing the Planet?” 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.

More information about Food for Thought and the lecture is available by contacting Cassie Kniebel at cassie.kniebel@gmail.com or by visiting www.bloggingfoodforthought.blogspot.com or http://www.facebook.com/fftgroup .

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Lauren Fahsholtz
lkfaz@ksu.edu
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Cassie Kniebel – cassie.kniebel@gmail.com; http://www.facebook.com/fftgroup