Rodney Dietert

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Rodney Dietert, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. Rodney previously directed Cornell’s Graduate Field of Immunology, the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors. He was also a Senior Fellow in Cornell’s Center for the Environment. His more than 300 scientific publications spanning four decades emphasize protection of the immune system and microbiome to improve health and reduce disease risk. In 2018, Rodney received the “Microbiome Hero Award” in celebration of the first ever World Microbiome Day. In 2019, he gave invited lectures for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the International Congress of Toxicology, and the American Association of Pediatrics.


Food is Medicine

Food is medicine, but much of what is produced in commercial agriculture comes with the burden of sometimes poisonous inputs, reduced nutritional value, and many other health risks. Connecting how we treat our working lands, how produce our food, the food choices we make, and human health can be a complex puzzle to understand. Join us for a conversation about the connections between agriculture, conservation, soil health, and human health. Panelists are Michael Graziano, Diane Rogers, and Allison Sosna. This powerhouse panel of experts will discuss their work in nutrition, public health, advocacy, and more.

This talk is free to those attending the conference and does not require registration.