I am speaking with Scott Barton about global food politics and corporate opportunism. “Attendance is open to all and the spirit, as always at Symposium events, will be as co-operative, lively and inclusive as possible.” Register here. This is at 2:00 p.m. East Coast time.
Weekend reading: Declining US investment in agricultural research
The USDA reports that investment in agricultural research is declining (since 2009) in high-income countries, particularly in the U.S.
The U.S. share of total agricultural investment in research was 35% in 1960; it fell to 25% in 2013.
What with global problems of hunger, chronic disease, and climate change, shouldn’t we be doing more agricultural research, not less?
- Agricultural Research Investment and Policy Reform in High-Income Countries
- Summary report
- Amber Waves article, Agricultural Research in High-Income Countries Faces New Challenges as Public Funding Stalls.
- Webinar, Tuesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. EDT. Registration webinar page.