Food and agriculture writers Raj Patel and Tom Philpott and producer Rebecca McInroy from KUT’s podcast “The Secret Ingredient” will discuss the future of food. What will food look and taste like? Will fake meat, Soylent, and Quorn be the new Sunday dinner? And if they do, would that really be so bad?
Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, is a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, where he also writes the popular “Food for Thought” blog.
McInroy is a host at KUT and co-creator and executive producer for “Two Guys on Your Head” with psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke, “Liner Notes” with rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, and “The Write Up” with writer Owen Egerton.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. The program is free but with limited seating. First come, first seated. More information online.
Location: Cactus Café, Texas Union, University of Texas