UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

ARE Professor Daniel Sumner Joined Savor Lecture Event on COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain

May 7, 2020

ARE distinguished professor Daniel Sumner spoke at the recent Savor Lecture event, “Food Shortages in a Pandemic” held on Tuesday, May 12, at 5:00 pm. Sumner joined an expert panel to discuss how the food supply chain works, why it’s faltering during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether changes should be made to make it more resilient. Sumner is the Frank H. Buck, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the Director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Other panelists who joined Sumner were: Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Chelsea Minor, Corporate Director of public affairs for Raley’s; and Bu Nygrens, Co-owner and Director of purchasing at Veritable Vegetable. The event was moderated by Catherine Brinkley, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.

The Savor Lectures on Food and Wine are presented by the UC Davis Library and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. The lecture series hosts thought leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and scientific experts for evening of illuminating discussion on some of the biggest topics in food and wine being studied at UC Davis today.

For more information visit the event site here.


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