I am speaking at the Con Edison Science, Technology, Energy, Environment, and Math (STEEM) Distinguished Lecturer series on “Food Politics 2020: Food Industry Influence on Nutrition Research and Practice.” It’s from 12:15-1:30 pm at the Science Building, C-201. Details are here.
Weekend reading: World Resources Report
The World Resources Institute has issued its final report on Creating a Sustainable Food Future.
The report addresses the central dilemma of our time: how to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 without destroying the planet in the process.
The report takes a deep dive into potential solutions:
- Reduce demand
- Increase production
- Protect national ecosystems
- Increase fish supply
- Reduce greenhouse gases produced by agriculture
- Policy options
This report deals with these issues, none of them simple, in more than 550 pages. It offers no simple solutions. Dealing with this dilemma will take a great many actions by a great many people, governments, and industry. The report sets the agenda. Now it’s our turn.