Global food policy analyst Dennis T. Avery will speak at Lindenwood University at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Center on the 4th floor of the Spellmann Center. His Economic Policy Lecture is provocatively titled, “How High-Yield Farming Saves Nature.”
Though organic methods of farming enjoy a positive press, high-tech agriculture delivers the goods and protects the environment far more effectively, says Avery. From 1980-1988, Avery served as agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for assessing the foreign-policy implications of food and farming developments worldwide. He was the recipient of a National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983 for his work there.
Avery is director of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., where he monitors agricultural and environmental matters throughout the world. He has authored numerous books and articles on a variety of environmental issues.
His latest book, “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years,” (Rowman and Littlefield publishers) is slated for release in early November. Avery and his co-author, S. Fred Singer, present evidence that current global warming is part of a natural cycle, rather than chiefly the product of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses.
The lecture is co-hosted by the Lindenwood Division of Management and the Institute for the Study of Economics and the Environment (ISEE). It is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please call Kenneth W. Chilton, Ph.D., director of ISEE and professor of management, at 636-949-4742.