Food’s impact on the state to be discussed at lecture

UH history Assistant Professor Natalia Milanesio will lecture on “The State and the Power of Food” at noon Friday in the Michael J. Cemo Hall room 101.

Milianesio will discuss the role food provison, taxation and regulation has in policymaking as “a means of institutional and legal development, and a reason to control production, commerce and the population,” according to a UH press release.

“Our aim is to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration though the examination of the food that sustains the cultural, economic and physical lives of our diverse communities,” said Monica Perales, a UH history associate professor and co-director of the series in the release.

“Milanesio’s talk encourages us to think about the uses of food, not only in 1950s Argentinea, but in our own communities today.”

The lecture is part of the Food for Thought Speaker Series, which is sponsored by the El Paso Corporation Lecture Series and the UH Center for Public History.

For more information, contact Perales at 713-743-3103 or [email protected]/.

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