FARGO — North Dakota State University will host "The Future of Food," a Capitalism and Society lecture, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Richard H. Barry Hall auditorium, 811 2nd Ave. N.

The lecture will be presented by Jayson Lusk, professor and head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University. He will focus on how innovation, entrepreneurship and science are creating an optimistic future for food.

The event is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, there will be a short Q&A session followed by pizza and refreshments.

Lusk is a food and agricultural economist who studies what we eat and why we eat it. His research topics include the economics of animal welfare, consumer preferences for genetically modified food and the impacts of new technologies and policies on livestock and meat markets.

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