International experts discuss challenges of feeding the world
Mar 26, 2012
This conference was right in the wheelhouse of the Food for the Future initiative – it was all based around world hunger and providing a healthy food supply. Those are things Food for the Future are founded on.
From Mizzou Weekly
Global hunger was the topic at the first Christopher “Kit” Bond Distinguished Lecture March 14 at the Bond Life Sciences Center’s Monsanto Auditorium.
Speakers included Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States; and Roger Beachy, president emeritus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton, who in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to chair the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, made opening remarks. Deaton said that feeding a global population expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050 would require a 70 percent surge in global food production. More…