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Organic farming authors to lecture at UHM campus

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Contact: Kevin Kelly, (808) 956-6651
Center for Marine Microbial Ecology and Diversity
Posted: January 21, 2009

Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak, authors of the just-released Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, will present a lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, at UH Mânoa’s Architecture Auditorium. A book-signing and reception will follow in the courtyard from 7 to 8 p.m.

Ronald is a geneticist and professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California at Davis, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her husband, Adamchak, is an organic farmer, and the market garden coordinator at the certified organic farm on the UC Davis campus.

The event, part of a nationwide book tour by the authors, is sponsored by the UH Mânoa Chancellor’s Office. Tomorrow’s Table is published by Oxford University Press, and will be available for purchase at the book-signing.

According to the publisher, “Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow’s Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture—genetic engineering and organic farming—is key to helping feed the world’s growing population in an ecologically balanced manner.”

The lecture, book-signing and reception are free and open to the public. Tomorrow’s Table will be available to purchase for $29.95. Cash and check (made out to Hawai`i Crop Improvement Association) will be accepted.

For more information, contact Kevin Kelly at 956-6651 or RSVPs for the lecture and reception are recommended. To RSVP, please email

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