Dr. Robert Lawrence will speak on “Climate change, threats to food security, and opportunities for Maine farmers” at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, May 28, at 7:00 pm, presented by Maine Farmland Trust. Lawrence will talk about the challenges climate change is creating for food production, and the role that Maine agriculture could play in diminishing the threat to food security.
Dr. Lawrence is the Center for a Livable Future Professor, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence founded the Center for a Livable Future in 1996 . The Center is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and staff that focuses attention on equity, health, and the Earth’s resources. Research, education, and advocacy examine the relationships among diet, food production systems, the environment, and human health.
Lawrence is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Maine Farmland Trust is an award-winning statewide organization that works to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance farming. Structured as a land trust, MFT is the state’s leading force in protecting farmland, often working in partnership with local and regional land trusts.