"Hot, Hungry Planet" author Lisa Palmer
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
College of Public Health Building Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB)
Journalist Lisa Palmer will present "Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet: Global food security for peace, agricultural development, health and prosperity"
A steadily increasing global population, growing food demand, and changing climate necessitate new kinds of thinking in agriculture but also fields like public health and energy. Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050. How will we feed them all? A confluence of environmental, social, and economic factors are leading to major food shortages around the world, especially in poorer countries. Climate change will likely further stress our systems.
By drawing upon her reporting and research on the environment, sustainability, and agriculture, Palmer will explore the future of food security and the people and organizations developing more sustainable and resilient food systems.