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WVU to host seminar on the effects of climate change on food supplies

The WVU Institute of Water Security and Science, in collaboration with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the WVU Media Innovation Center, will host a seminar led by Michael Hoffmann. The seminar, titled “Climate Change and Our Changing Menu,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Michael HoffmannWHO: Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions.

WHERE: WVU Media Innovation Center, Evansdale Crossing

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 3 p.m. 

Dr. Michael Hoffmann, a visionary leader and researcher, will lead a discussion that includes: 

  • The basics of climate change. 
  • How changing climate affects our globally interconnected and interdependent food supply, including staple commodities such as coffee, wine and chocolate. 
  • Innovative research that leads to new practices, tools and novel solutions. 

This seminar is partially supported by the Dan and Betsy Brown Speaker Fund at West Virginia University and the National Science Foundation under Award No. OIA-1458952. 

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