The Future of Food: Feeding the Planet During Climate Change
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 will explore innovative methods and systems for producing food, as well as new types of products and underutilized sources. The panelists will talk about emerging technologies, including advances in genomics and aeroponics, to grow food. They also will discuss ways to sustain at-risk food resources made vulnerable from climate change, and the impacts for populations in developing countries.
Gary Adamkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Caleb Harper, Principal Investigator/Director, Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative, MIT Media Lab
Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Chair, High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies, African Union
Margaret Walsh, Senior Ecologist, Climate Change Program Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Peter Thomson, Environment Editor, PRI’s The World