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Will New Seeds Conquer the New Climate?

Will New Seeds Conquer the New Climate? This video features a panel discussion from the Future Tense event: Feeding the World While the Earth Cooks Nina Fedoroff - @penn_state Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University 2006 National Medal of Science Recipient Sara Scherr - @EcoAgPartners President and CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners Moderator: Mark Hertsgaard - @MarkHertsgaard Schmidt Family Foundation Fellow, New America Foundation Author, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth When today's toddlers are parents themselves, they will face an agricultural crisis. The world population will reach 9 billion. A growing global middle class will demand more food. And climate change will leave farmers holding seeds that won't sprout. By 2050, will our global appetite outgrow our agricultural capacity? We held an event to find out how everyone—growers, technologists, governments, business leaders, and carbon-conscious consumers—will be part of the solution. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2012/feeding_the_world
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