2017 Lozano Long Conference
New Perspectives on the Contemporary Food System
in Latin America
Feb. 22–24, 2017
2400 Guadalupe St.
LLILAS BENSON Latin American Studies and Collections
The University of Texas at Austin
Our global food system is broken. It is making us sick, it is undermining the environment and eroding workers’ rights. No region in the world serves as a better example of this broken system than Latin America.
Trade liberalization, political upheaval, population displacements, and environmental change have all played a role in shaping the food system in the region. Traditionally, the Latin American agricultural sector has grown by focusing on exports at the expense of producing fresh food for local communities. So even after a decade of economic growth, undernutrition overlaps (sometimes in the same population) with diets high in fat, sugar, and over-processed foods. In addition to these negative health outcomes, industrial agriculture produces enormous amounts of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
So what to do? Join us to find out!
More information here: https://sites.utexas.edu/lozanolongconference/