PUBLIC LECTURE: Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world?
|Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world?
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.
The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The amount of arable land hasnít changed in more than half a century - yet the human population continues to grow. Food prices remain near all-time highs.
How do we double the food supply while decreasing the ecological and water footprints of our agriculture? This is perhaps the most profound challenge of the 21st century. In this free public lecture, Dr Nina Fedoroff will discuss these challenges.
Nina V. Fedoroff received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University, and has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Johns Hopkins University and the Pennsylvania State University, where she was the Director of the Biotechnology Institute and the founding Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
Dr Fedoroff was a recipient of the 2006 National Medal of Science, the highest honor awarded to US scientists. She served as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2007 to 2010. She is also President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
This lecture is co-sponsored by The UWA Institute of Agriculture and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Cost: Free, no RSVP required.
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