College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

October 22, 2012

Oct 24 | "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" Screening
Oct 25 | "GMO: Label or Not?" Lecture at Climate One
Oct 23 - 25 | Office of Undergraduate Research Events

Oct 24 | "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time" screening

The award-winning film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will screen on campus on Wednesday, October 24, 5-7pm in Room 159 Mulford Hall. The first full-length documentary about Leopold, Green Fire, shows how he helped to shape the modern environmental movement. It captures his early years in the forest service, traces his transformation into a national leader of the conservation movement and highlights the work he and his family undertook to restore their Wisconsin farm and “Shack.” The film is moving, artful, and relevant to our efforts toward sustainability. The film’s producer, Steven Dunsky, will be on hand for Q&A afterward. We at UC Berkeley have a special connection to Aldo Leopold, because two of his sons, Starker and Luna, taught here for many years.

For more information about the film, please go to: www.greenfiremovie.com, info about our showing is listed in the Events section.


Oct 25 | "GMO: Label or Not?" lecture at Climate One

Proposition 37 on the upcoming California ballot is a high-stakes food fight with national implications. The measure would bring California, and by extension the United States, in line with the various GMO disclosure requirements already in place in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Advocates for GMO labeling say consumers have a right to know if they are eating "Frankenfood." Food companies, led by Monsanto, Cargill, and General Mills, along with other critics, say disclosure would be misleading and alarm consumers. A Reuters story recently reported the proposition “could upend the U.S. food business from farm to fork if it prompts makers of popular foods to dump GMO ingredients.” What do we know about the safety of food with GMO ingredients? How would labeling impact the national food system? How much would it cost?

Polls indicate voters favor GMO disclosure, but opponents, led by Monsanto, have a hefty war chest. Join a lively debate about one of the most controversial issues in the upcoming election.

Jesús Arredondo, Principal and Founder, Advantage Government Consulting LLC
Kent Bradford, Ph.D., Director of the Seed Biotechnology Center, UC Davis
Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
Jessica Lundberg, Lundberg Family Farms

Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Purchase tickets here


Oct 23 - 25 | Office of Undergraduate Research Events

How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | October 25 | 2-3:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for your post graduation project
Information Session | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

For more information about research opportunities and resources at UC Berkeley, visit the Research @ Berkeley website at: http://research.berkeley.edu/