Can Science Feed the World? Growing enough food in decades ahead at an acceptable cost to the planet will depend on research into everything from high-tech seeds to low-tech farming practices. Scientists increasingly see a critical role for “sustainable intensification,” an approach to producing more food from the same land with fewer inputs of energy and water, and at the same time reducing the negative environmental impacts that already occur. Where is this happening now and what can be learned from our attempts, and how can this be achieved at larger scale?
Discussants: Jerry Glover, Roz Naylor, Paul E. Schickler
Moderator: Tim Appenzeller
Date: May 31, 2011 Aspen, Colorado
Sponsored by: The Aspen Institute and National Geographic
h/t Dennis Dimick