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UTSA’s ‘Food for Thought’ webinar to look at how food gets to our grocery stores and tables

Webinar to take place Thursday, Aug. 6 at noon

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SAN ANTONIO – UTSA’s weekly webinar series continued this week with a look at how food gets to grocery stores and our homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar took place Thursday and discussed the measures being taken to strategically and creatively address supply chain and sustainability challenges in San Antonio.

You can view the webinar by clicking here.

Bernard Arulanandam, UTSA’s vice president for research, economic development, and knowledge enterprise moderated the panel.

Related: San Antonians know food insecurity is a major problem. Here’s where, and how people are responding.

This panelists included the following:

  • Dan Glickman, vice president and executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program
  • Howard Grimes, UTSA associate vice president for institutional initiatives and chief executive officer of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
  • Laurie Ristino, founder and principal of Strategies for a Sustainable Future
  • Kefeng Xu, professor of management science and statistics in UTSA’s College of Business

The series highlights the culinary community and the post-pandemic recovery of the food industry. The series will conclude on Thursday, Aug. 20 at with the topic “Tacos, Texas and Tradition”.


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