Food futurists hold book signing, lecture at UH Hilo

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Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak, authors of the released Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, will hold a book signing and lecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo as part of their nationwide book tour.

This free event is Saturday, February 7 in UCB127 with a continental breakfast and book signing at 9:30 a.m. and a lecture from 10 a.m. to noon. A discussion and reception will follow. The event is a continuing effort by UH to educate the people of Hawaiʻi about biotechnology and promote dialog on issues including food security and genetically modified food crops.

Ronald is a geneticist and plant pathologist at the University of California at Davis, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her husband, Adamchak, is an organic farmer, and the market garden coordinator at the UC Davis certified organic farm.

The publisher, Oxford University Press, called Tomorrow’s Table “part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation,” and notes “Tomorrow’s Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture—genetic engineering and organic farming—is key to helping feed the world’s growing population in an ecologically balanced manner.”

For more information, contact Kevin Kelly at (808) 956-6651 or kevink@hawaii.edu.


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