Digest this: The messages and motives behind farm and food controversies

Mar 7, 2012

When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.

Friday, March 16, 4 p.m.

Broadway Brewery & Restaurant

816 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO

Come early! Seats are limited and will fill up quickly.

To view a live webcast on the day of the event, head to http://harvestpublicmedia.org/.

THE PANELISTS:

Wes Jamison is an associate professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University. His research involves political communication and public relations as it relates to food, agriculture, science politics, and corporate communications.

Mike Adams is the host of AgriTalk, a syndicated radio talk show featuring discussions about issues and ideas important to rural America.

Chris Chinn is a hog producer, fifth-generation family farmer and former chair of the national AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

Bruce Friedrich is senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal protection organization. He is the co-author of the “The Animal Activist’s Handbook.”

This event is a joint sponsorship between Harvest Public Media, Mizzou Advantage, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.