Bookclub: ‘Hamburgers in Paradise’


A new round of the book club ‘RUW bookclub’ is coming up, and this time, we are reading ‘Hamburgers in Paradise’.

This book is the magnum opus of the chair of the executive board of Wageningen UR; prof. Louise Fresco. In it, she discusses the past, present, and future of our food systems.

Louise Fresco is a super productive, very influential, and multi-dimensional writer and communicator, whose thoughts, and the resulting vision for our future, are often leading for the positioning of Wageningen UR in the world. Therefore, we think that Prof. Fresco, and her work are very interesting themes to study as an actor in Wageningen. In addition, we hope that studying her work will help us deepen the scientific character of the university by facilitating informed and constructive critique on one of its most influential contributors.

Some important dates:
– During the lunch break of Tuesday 2, and Thursday 4, of October we will be handing out Dutch copies of the book at the ground floor cafe in Forum. You can make a 20,- deposit, and give back the book later. Or just buy the book from us immediately. To English readers – the book was translated – and we can help you with e-books or cheap selling points.

– Monday evening, 10 of December, we will discuss the book among each other in a cozy book club night.

– In the second half of January, we want to host another night of discussion and debate. We will formulate questions for Prof. Louise Fresco, hoping that she will answer them for a public critique of the book.
Please let us know if you want to join this round of the book club at – it will help us immensely if you let us know-, and how we might help you attain your copy of ‘Hamburgers in Paradise’.

Kind regards,
The RUW team.


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