Epi/Biostats Seminar: Felicia Wu

Date: October 10, 2013
Location: Patenge Room C102, East Fee Hall

Felicia Wu, Hannah Professor in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics will present “A Tangled Web: Social Network Models of Food Safety Standards Worldwide, and Impacts on Trade and Health”, at 4 p.m. on October 10, Patenge Room, C102 East Fee Hall.

The impacts of food safety standards go far beyond the health of nations’ populations. These standards have effects on a nation’s main trading partners, and on the global network of nations trading particular commodities. Two case studies involving social network models of global food trade are presented in this lecture. The first is on maize trade and the impact of aflatoxin regulations; the second is on pistachio trade.