Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pub Night Talks

Arsenic and Old Waste: The Economic Poisoning of United States Agriculture

Anderson School - Haynes' Hall

6 pm doors, 7 pm program

Free

All ages welcome

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About Arsenic and Old Waste: The Economic Poisoning of United States Agriculture

Arsenic and Old Waste: The Economic Poisoning of United States Agriculture

Presented by Adam Romero, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

“Good seed, plenty of high grade fertilizer, and careful cultivation are necessary to produce a crop that is worth poisoning” (Wall Street Journal, 1924). This talk is about the poisoning of United States agriculture. It tells a story of how one of the early industrial revolution’s most toxic wastes became essential to the intensive production of food and fiber across the United States.

About Pub Night Talks

Pub Night Talks

The University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins co-sponsor this speaker series in which university faculty and other notables from the community share their expertise through entertaining and informal talks. Learn about interesting topics and issues of the day while enjoying the hospitality of Anderson School’s Haynes’ Hall. It's like being back in the classroom -- except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp