This and related challenges will be discussed on Friday, February 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern, at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., leading agricultural experts host an international discussion on how to address challenges farmers and nations will face in the next century. Panelists will comment on Dr. Borlaug’s last published statement – featured in a new Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) report, which is available for free download here.
Panelists include: Robert Paarlberg, Professor at Wellesley College and author of Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept Out of Africa; Nina Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID, author of Mendel in the Kitchen; Mark Cantley, former head of the European Commission’s “Concertation Unit for Biotechnology in Europe” and of OECD’s Biotechnology Unit; Calestous Juma, Pew award winner and Professor of Practice at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; Gale Buchanan, lead author of the CAST report and former USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics.
To attend the event in-person or submit discussion questions, please contact: Alexander Rinkus at arinkus@CropLifeFoundation.org
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