Series Continues with “Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill”

The Global Issues Colloquium continues at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Magruder Hall 2001 with anthropologist Courtney Dowdall (’02) and data scientist Ryan Klotz (’02) speaking on “Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill: Structural and Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala.”   

The authors of Pesticides and Global Health, Dowdall and Klotz are Truman alumni who conducted graduate research among coffee growers in Guatemala. Their presentation draws on epidemiology, policy analysis and social science research. They outline some of the pressures shaping the use of agricultural chemicals, and they use Guatemalan case studies to demonstrate specific ways in which agrochemical dependence can threaten public health.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the School of Science and Mathematics and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and is part of Truman’s Graduate Education Month.  

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