Changing Course in Global Agriculture

Date(s) - 7 Apr 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Hans Herren, the president of the Millennium Institute, an international NGO that facilitates sustainable development, will speak on the campus of Iowa State University on April 7.  An internationally recognized scientist and World Food Prize recipient, Herren has developed programs in the area of human, animal, plant and environmental health as they relate to insect issues. They include the highly successful biological control program that saved the African cassava crop and averted Africa’s worst-ever food crisis.

Over the years, Herren’s interests shifted toward integrated sustainable development, in particular, linking environmental, plant, animal, and human health issues. Herren points to three major challenges in food systems: finding solutions to sustainable productivity, feeding a growing global population, and rising food prices.

The lecture will be held Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

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