FEEDING THE WORLD: The Big and Small Solutions
23 March 2019 Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Age Recommendation

Ages 13+

Venue

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Location

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date

23 March 2019

Time

11:00am - 12:30pm

Cost

Adult: $35 Concession: $30 Student: $25
Pip Courtney
Moderator

Pip Courtney

Moderator

Pip Courtney

Philippa "Pip" Courtney is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Pip grew up in Tasmania and studied politics and English at University. She worked in radio and television news for...

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Nina Fedoroff
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Nina Fedoroff

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Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University and has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Johns Hopkins University, the Pennsylvania...

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Rachel A. Ankeny
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Rachel A. Ankeny

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Rachel A. Ankeny

Rachel A. Ankeny is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose areas of expertise cross three fields: history/philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies. She is a Professor...

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Rebecca Ford
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Rebecca Ford

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Rebecca Ford

Rebecca Ford gained her BSc at Griffith University in Brisbane and her PhD at The University of Melbourne, where she worked her way up the academic ranks. She is currently...

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Ian Godwin
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Ian Godwin

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Ian Godwin

Ian Godwin has over 30 years’ experience in plant biotechnology research and cut his teeth on plant genetic engineering at Birmingham University in the UK in the 1980s. He is...

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Summary

Global food security and why it matters.

The world population is expected to nudge 10 billion by 2050, but predictions of food availability for this estimation are less certain. Food security is a basic human right, but it is not a guarantee.

Indeed, distribution of food on our planet has never been equal and economies worldwide now face the increased pressure of climate change that will make fresh water more scarce and soil less productive.

On the positive side, humanity has engineered green revolutions before and recent science has produced powerful new technologies impacting agriculture. Join our experts as they discuss the sustainable solutions, big and small, to feeding the world.

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