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Scientific Program Deep Dive: Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainability: Science, Technology, and Policy

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Scientific Program Deep Dive: Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainability: Science, Technology, and Policy
Tuesday, June 4 | 1:00 – 3:45 p.m. | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 393-396

With the challenges we face in meeting the food and nutrition needs of our rapidly increasing population in an environmentally sustainable way, it is imperative that we step up dialogue and interdisciplinary research and development; catalyze and implement solution-oriented innovations with speed and urgency; and drive policy changes to effect the needed transformations in our global food supply chains. This half-day program will convene experts from multiple disciplines in the food system to discuss advances in gene-related techniques and other technologies being pursued to enhance agricultural outcomes, food loss and waste reduction, and drive sustainability. How global food trade, politics and policy interplay will also be addressed.

Moderator: Denise Bode, Michael Best Strategies  
 
Speakers: 
John W. Bode, Corn Refiners Association 
1:00-1:40 p.m. 
 
Thomas Tomich, Ph.D., UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute  
1:40 – 2:20 p.m. 

Dan Voytas, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Calyxt  
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. 

Panel Discussion 
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. 
 

Diana Horvath, PhD, 2Blades Foundation 
Martha Montoya, Ag Tools 
Ian Puddephat, Ph.D., Agro Discovery, PepsiCo, and Warwick University
Declan Troy, Teagasc

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