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Food Economist Jayson Lusk to Appear at WTAMU

Dr. Jayson Lusk, a food and agriculture economist, will address West Texas A&M University, on Monday.

Lusk, who serves as the regents professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University, will be taking the stage, next week. Lusk "looks at what people eat and why they eat it," according to

Lusk's work can be found in more than 180 articles, which are published in peer review journals. Lusk has lectured in venues around the world and has discussed contemporary food policy issues in television and newspaper appearances.

Lusk is also the author of two books, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate and Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology are Serving Up Super Foods to Save the World. Lusk is also the co-author of the Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy.

Lusk's presentation at WTAMU, "Food and Agricultural Controversies" will take place at the WTAMU Alumni Banquet Facility, on Monday. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The WTAMU Agricultural Ambassadors will also be offering shuttles to the Lusk event, according to the school's press release.

The event will begin at 6pm.

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