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UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education presents 'How Can We Feed the World'

September 25, 2013

Kamyar Enshayan, director, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, 319-273-7575,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated 870 million people of the more than 7 billion people in the world suffer from chronic undernourishment. The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will host Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the CEEE Auditorium. Kirschenmann will deliver a lecture titled "How Can We Feed the World?"

The lecture will address questions such as whether the lack of food is simply a production problem and if our current food and agriculture system is stable. It will also discuss possible new approaches towards a more sustainable agriculture.

This lecture is part of UNI's Reaching For Higher Ground series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kamyar Enshayan, director of the CEEE, at 319-273-7575 or

The mission of the Reaching For Higher Ground project is to better understand a variety of complex topics through the lenses of social justice, education and economics. This year's theme is "Food Matters," which aims to explore the social and economic impacts of food.