Challenges of Feeding the World in 2050

When

Sunday May 7th, 2017, 10:00am

Presenter(s)

Molly Jahn, Prof., UW College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dep’t. of Genetics

Where

Bethel Lutheran Church

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The world’s interconnected global markets, burgeoning appetites and an increasingly variable climate have already started to levy a heavy burden on our food systems that deliver safe, nutritious, and accessible food. The present famines in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen serve as tragic reminders that our stunningly successful focus on increasing agricultural yields in the 20th century is not all that’s required for food security and stable global food systems. Dr. Jahn will discuss current perspectives on our global and local food systems and describe strategies being pursued around the world to steer our future toward healthier and more secure outcomes for all.

Molly Jahn is a professor in the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, and the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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