Brief Video Highlight
THE FUTURE OF FOOD: Feeding the Planet During Climate Change
The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
By 2050, a projected 9.7 billion people will inhabit the planet. How will we produce enough nutritious food to support this burgeoning population and ensure access to food resources, particularly as climate change stresses the environment? This Forum explored innovative methods and systems for producing food, as well as new types of products and underutilized sources. The panelists talked about emerging technologies, including advances in genomics and aeroponics, to grow food. They also discussed ways to sustain at-risk food resources made vulnerable from climate change, and the impacts for populations in developing countries.
Part of: The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.
Presented jointly with PRI's The World and WGBH
- Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System
- Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation
- This Computer will Grow Your Food in the Future
- OpAg Initiative
MIT Media Lab
- Center for Health and the Global Environment
- Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies
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