Feeding the World without Consuming the Planet
On November 5th, the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change brought together experts from academia and industry to share their perspectives and gain a better understanding of how research can address global resource challenges.
- Read a story from Cargill about the event
- Watch the video of the first session: Climate–Food–Water–Energy Nexus: Research and Industry Perspectives
MIT Vice President Claude Canizares joined Joint Program on Global Change Co-Director Ron Prinn in opening the event. He highlighted MIT’s dedication to expanding research on agriculture. He also emphasized the Institute’s long history of forming industry collaborations to confront the world’s greatest challenges.
Cargill Vice Chairman Paul Conway also gave opening remarks outlining the challenges of increased food consumption, accelerating urbanization, demands for biofuels and variability in climate.
Agricultural Resources and Inputs
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly kicked off the first session of the event with an overview of MIT’s work on modeling water stress, resource demands, variability in temperature and precipitation patterns, and the economic impacts of climate change on food prices.
- Watch the video of the second session here:
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