June 10, 1999
KALAMAZOO -- Kenneth A. Dahlberg, WMU professor of political science, is the new president of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.
An expert on food systems, worldwide agriculture and food production, Dahlberg assumed the presidency of the group at its annual meeting in Toronto June 1. He previously had served on the organization's governing council since 1988 and as vice president for the past year. He is only the second leader of the group not to come from a land grant university.
The organization grew out of a series of conferences funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the early 1980s to encourage interaction between the agricultural sciences and the liberal arts. The group produces the journal Agriculture and Human Values. Dahlberg serves on the journal's editorial board.
Dahlberg directed a national project, financed by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate urban food policies. He also directed a Kellogg Foundation project to assist six communities around the nation to strengthen their food policy capabilities.
He is a frequent contributor to the literature on such issues as the green revolution and the globalization of the food system.
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