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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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...View Profile
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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...View Profile
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...View Profile
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