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Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change Opening Event

Photo of Irene Shiang Li, co-founder and co-owner, Mei Mei Dumplings
Photo courtesy of Irene Shiang Li

A keynote discussion with the Boston restaurateur Irene Shiang Li, cofounder and co-owner of Mei Mei Dumplings, will open Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s 2023 science symposium, “Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change.” Li is the winner of a 2022 James Beard Leadership Award, which recognizes “the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more equitable, and sustainable food system.” She will discuss her efforts to offer healthy, sustainable food through equitable partnerships and business models with Barbara Moran, a correspondent on WBUR’s climate and environmental team. Li is coauthor, with her sister Margaret, of the new cookbook Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking (W. W. Norton, 2023).

This program and the public reception that precede it are cosponsored by the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute also gratefully acknowledges the Melanie Mason and David W. Niemiec Fund for Science and the Ethel and David Jackson Fund for the Future Climate, which are supporting this event.

See "Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change” for information on the Tuesday, October 3, 2023, symposium program.

See "Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change—Student Poster Session and Ideas Fair" for list of projects and participants.

The Food-Climate Conundrum (Harvard Magazine, 10/5/23)

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  • Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; and professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Keynote Program

Close of Evening Program

  • Edo Berger

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