Malin Olofsson will be giving a lecture entitled "The Real Price of Cheap Food" at 1:30 in the Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana. Following the lecture will be a meeting and discussion with students at 3:00 in Room 314, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St., Champaign.
Malin Olofsson is a reporter for Sveriges Radio, Sweden’s national radio network. Malin focuses on the environment, climate change, and sustainability. She has won numerous national awards, most recently “The Great Journalism Prize of Sweden – 2011.” Malin was listed in 2011 as one of the 100 most important people in Sweden in the discussion of environmental issues and the food debate. While in the United States, Malin plans to research how moves toward a more sustainable society will affect American transportation, with a particular focus on the oil debate.
Event is free and open to the public.