May 31, 2013

"Food Gone Wild" Topic Of Stem Lecture

Lecture Free and Open to the Public Wednesday, Feb. 27

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Feb. 14, 2013) - - - Food production is at an all-time high as companies are producing more food in order to satisfy the world's hunger. The increase could mean less healthy food makes it to the table.

"We live in a society where it is very difficult to be healthy and maintain a healthy life style," said Andrew Wright, instructor of mathematics and lead statistics faculty at Columbia State Community College. "This shouldn't be the case."

On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m., Columbia State's science, technology, engineering and math division presents the third installment of the 2012-2013 STEM lecture series. Wright's lecture, "Food Gone Wild," will take place in the Ledbetter Auditorium, located in the Frank G. Clement building on the Columbia campus.

With a growing awareness of food quality, there is a need for change. Join Wright as he addresses the correlation between current methods of food production and human health and sustainability, as well as possible initiatives to help remedy the increasing problem.

This lecture was arranged by the Lyceum Committee as a continuation of the fourth season of STEM-type lectures held at the college for students, employees and the public. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit