Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food

How can we continue America's legacy of independent farmers and fresh, healthy food in the 21st century?

Food2 is an annual series of presentations and workshops created in 2006 that sought to answer this question. The 2007 - 2008 series is underway, commencing with The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food.

September 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm,

Helen Mills Theater, 137 - 139 West 26th Street, New York

In this presentation and panel discussion, Glynwood looks at the global issue of climate change in terms of its impact on the regional food economy of the Hudson Valley. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig of NASA/Goddard will summarize current scientific projections on the likely impact of climate change on agricultural production, particularly in the Northeast. She will be joined by Jackson W. Robinson, President & Chief Investment Officer, the Winslow Management Company, a leader in the field of green investing, who will discuss how these projections are already influencing investment decisions, and Jim Hayes, a leader of the NY farm community, who will describe climate changes that farmers are already experiencing and steps they are taking to try to mitigate them.