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GlobalFood+ Speed Talks, 16 Feb. 2018: New research at the nexus of food, agriculture, environment and health
This event brought together leading faculty members from Boston University, Harvard, MIT and Tufts to share their most important new work towards healthier and more sustainable food systems. Our speed talk format allowed participants to make new connections across Boston-area schools and types of research spanning a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, from archaeology to theology.
The speaker list reflected the range and depth of recent discoveries about agriculture and the environment, food systems, health and well-being in the United States and worldwide. To facilitate communication across different scientific fields and institutions, each speaker was allotted 7 minutes to describe a specific finding in terms of its motivation, method and results.