Showing off the beet crop are students Julia Kripas '15 and Peter Todaro '16, among others, who harvest and clean produce at LaFarm, Lafayette's Organic Garden near the Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)
Lafayette College will celebrate National Food Day this week with discussions designed to get students and the rest of the public thinking about what they eat.
One of the highlights is a lecture by environmental ethicist and technology scholar Wyatt Galusky, who will present “Technology as Responsibility: Failure, Food Animals, and Lab-grown Meat."
"Galusky will discuss our problematic relationship with animals in agriculture and our attempts to fix those problems," the college said in a news release "One potential solution, in vitro (or lab-grown) meat, embodies all the hope of the technological fix — inventing the problem away by changing the nature of what we eat so that we can keep eating it without requiring any change from us."
His talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in room 104 of the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.
Also on Tuesday, students will hold a lunchtime forum on food and culture, featuring a food historian, a classics scholar onfood in the Roman world, a chemist speaking on sweeteners, and the manager of the college's student-run farm.
It's scheduled for 12:15 p.m. in room 104 of the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.