Making more with less – how do we feed the world as the population soars?
Thursday, 28 August 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
ABC 666’s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?
The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia alone. Mix that with the need to reduce our environmental footprint, and use the same amount of arable land for food production and the challenge can seem almost insurmountable.
So how do we do it? Is Australia playing its part or do we have our head in the sand? Are we using technology to the fullest extent, or are GM fears getting in the way of solutions? Can Australia become the food bowl for Asia, and are there risks attached? With so much instability how do we avoid food price crises, like the one that caused riots and global unrest in 2008?
These and other pressing issues will be addressed at the sixth STA Topical Science Forum. Make sure you don't miss it.
The Hon John Kerin AM, Chairman, The Crawford Fund and former Minister
Professor Catherine Bertini, Former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
Dr Elizabeth Finkel, Chief editor, Cosmos Science Magazine
This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, in partnership with Science & Technology Australia and Research Training at The Australian National University.
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