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Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

November 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join us for this live webinar, presented in partnership with Planet New Canaan, on Tuesday, December 7th, 7:00pm.

Whether you’re a chef, environmentalist, or someone who simply enjoys a good meal or cocktail, author and professor Michael P. Hoffmann will fascinate you as he speaks about the increasingly complex story of climate change through its relationship to our most basic necessity: food.


“Melting glaciers are bad enough but the loss of coffee is downright terrifying,” writes Hoffmann with co-authors Carrie Koplinka-Loehr and Danielle L. Eiseman in Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need. In his talk, Professor Hoffmann will balance the facts about climate change with a celebration of food and an appreciation for those who create and supply the menu—from before-dinner drinks and salads; main courses and sides; to coffee and dessert. What’s happening to spices and teas, the yields of wheat, the vitamins in rice, and the price of vanilla? Find out how our global food system works, and what we can all do from the common ground of food to help tackle the greatest challenge of our time.

Elm Street Books in New Canaan will carry signed copies of the book.


Michael P. Hoffman is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Planet New Canaan is a nonpartisan volunteer organization that raises awareness of local and global environmental issues and offers practical actions to address those challenges.


November 12, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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