April 5, 2011
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Langdell South Classroom, West Classroom
Harvard Law School
Please join the Food Law Society for a screening ofDirt!, followed by a discussion with soil scientist, Jed Waddell, PhD. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt! is an insightful and timely documentary examining the important role played by soil in agriculture and development. A trailer can be foundhere.
After growing up on a small farm on the Piedmont Plateau in Western Maryland, Dr. Waddell has studied and published strategies to maximize farm productivity while minimizing costs and negative impacts on the environment. He assisted EPA in the revision of the concentrated animal feeding operations regulations prior to escaping to the wilds of Eastern Montana and the Northern Great Plains to assist the research arm of the USDA, the Agricultural Research Service; an elite group of agriculture-dominated scientists pooled together in the prime agricultural areas of the U.S. Again, the task was aimed to assist farmers optimally manage their farm with new technologies and reduce the impact on the planet while feeding the World. Jed has recently taken a position with GMO Renewable Resources, a forestry-dominated investment firm, interested in adding agricultural investments to their portfolio.
The event will be free and open to the public.