A look at a new, sustainable form of food production that will enable our children to eat healthy, eat hearty and leave the ecological footprint of a butterfly.
Our children will need foods that restore their health rather than cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, allergies and cancers. They'll need foods that aren't dependent on non-renewable fossil resources like fertile soil, freshwater, fuel, inorganic fertilizers or agricultural chemicals and poisons. They'll need foods that repair rather than pollute our air, water and soils, and grow independent of climate, weather, altitude, geography or politics. Freedom Foods meet these objectives through a new form of production called abundant agriculture, and will enable our children to eat healthy and hearty while leaving a negligible ecological footprint.
Mark Edwards graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he studied mechanical engineering, oceanography and meteorology. He was mentored by Jacques Cousteau, who encouraged a passion for the oceans, algae and global stewardship. Edwards has authored 19 books, including a business and a science bestseller. Another, Green Algae Strategy: Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel, recently won the 2009 Independent Publisher Gold Medal for the "Best Science Book of the Year." Another of his books, Abundance, won the 2011 Gold Medal for the "Best Environmental Book of the Year."
He believes the message of SAFE production is so important that he enables free downloads of his sustainability books, which are used in colleges and universities in more than 20 countries, and serves on several food and bioenergy boards to help entrepreneurs succeed in producing algae. Edwards holds an M.B.A. and doctorate in marketing, and has taught marketing, leadership, sustainability and entrepreneurship at ASU for more than 30 years.
Most recently, Edwards was selected by NASA to design the life-support system for the 100-year Starship.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
6:30–7 p.m. Sign-in and refreshments
7–8:30 p.m. Program with Q&A
1475 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Free parking provided