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Join the USDA National Agricultural Library for a two-part event on water law and activism in the United States.

Rapidly changing weather patterns impact food safety in both direct and indirect ways. Drought and extreme temperatures can limit safe water for fresh produce irrigation and create favorable growth conditions for pathogens, leading to foodborne illness. Flash floods can generate chemical contaminant runoff into natural water systems, resulting in long-term effects on food supply and safety.

During this two-part event, Dr. Jodi Williams and Dr. Sheila Fleischhacker of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) share how climate change affects food safety and how USDA is addressing these issues.

Following our speakers, we will offer Wikipedia editing training and edit articles related to the effects of climate change on food safety.



Zoom link upon registration

When: September 7, 2023 10:00 am-3:00 pm Eastern

Where: Virtual!

Details: No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided.

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Please register on Eventbrite. The confirmation email from Eventbrite will include the Zoom link and password to access the event. Full-day attendance is not required.

Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.

During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating related articles.

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10:00 am - 10:10 am Welcome from NAL

10:10 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jodi WIlliams, National Program Leader, Food Safety, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

10:30 am - 10:50 am Speaker, Dr. Sheila Fleischhacker, National Science Liaison, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

10:50 am - 11:00 am Questions and Answers

11:00 am - 11:30 am BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Wikipedia editing training, Jamie Flood, Senior Wikipedian, NAL

12:00pm - 3:00 pm Time for editing demonstrations and to edit


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About the Quality Scale

  • Please note that a "Climate change" or "Affect of climate change" section could be added to articles about specific commodities, crops, animals, fauna, diseases/pests/bacteria, viruses etc. that are being affected by climate change.
Article Sources Notes User working
Food safety 1, 2, 3, 4
Effects of climate change on agriculture 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Please be mindful that this article has a global scope.
Food security 1, 2, 3, 4
Climate change 1, 2, 3
Free-Air Concentration Enrichment 1, 2
CO2 fertilization effect 1, 2
Dynamic global vegetation model 1, 2
Primary production 1, 2
Climate change and ecosystems 1, 2
Climate change and invasive species 1, 2 Expanded lead, added one reference, added images. --Jaireeodell (talk) 17:27, 7 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Effects of climate change on fisheries 1, 2
Soil fertility 1, 2
Climate-smart agriculture 1, 2


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