In McKay Jenkins’ 30 years of writing about the
natural world, he has come to know not only the beauty
of the First State, but also the growing threats to Delaware's environmental heritage.
Jenkins, author of several nonfiction books and founder of the environmental humanities program at the University of Delaware, will discuss the danger facing the state's biodiversity at the next Front Page Cafe on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. He'll also talk about what protective steps can be taken, as well as his latest project and how others can join him.
Jenkins is a national expert on the risks posed by toxic
chemicals, water pollution and climate change. In Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet (Avery, 2017), Jenkins examines the national debate over the safety, politics, and environmental implications of genetic engineering and industrial food. Jenkins' ContamiNation (Avery, 2016 ) investigates the synthetic chemicals that have become infused in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm such chemicals can do to our bodies and the environment.
Jenkins, the Cornelius A. Tilghman Professor of English and a winner of the 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award, regularly moves his classes out of the classroom so that his students can observe and engage with the natural world.
Please join us at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery,
6 Cannery Village Center in
Milton. Dogfish Head craft beer and light fare will be
served. Front Page Cafes always are free and
open to the public, but because space is limited, registration is requested.
This Front Page Cafe is co-sponsored by UD's Journalism Program, the Department of English and Delaware Humanities. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.