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Food for Thought featuring Tamar Haspel

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Olmsted Center at Drake University

2875 University Ave

Des Moines, IA 50311

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Listen as Tamar Haspel, an award-winning journalist and Washington Post columnist, shares her takeaways following three days of touring a variety of Iowa farms and agribusinesses.

Haspel has been writing for nearly two decades and has covered a variety of food and science issues, including biotech, pesticides, food additives, antibiotics, organics, nutrition and food policy. In addition to a professional interest in food, Haspel has a personal passion for staying connected to the food supply. She and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, raise their own chickens, catch their own fish, grow their own tomatoes, hunt their own venison and generally try to stay connected to the idea that food has to come from somewhere. They also have an oyster farm, Barnstable Oyster, where they grow about 50,000 oysters a year in the beautiful waters off Cape Cod. A former Manhattan native, Haspel revels in the idea that New York diners pay $3 a pop for their product, and she can eat as many as she wants.

Learn more about Haspel at the Washington Post.

The presentation will be held at Parents Hall in the Olmsted Center on the Drake University Campus. Parking is available in the Olmsted Center lot off University Ave. You must register for a parking pass prior to the event at the following link. Please print the parking pass and display in your car during the event.

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