COLLEGE STATION — “The Nexus of Food and Nutrition Security, Hunger and Sustainability” is the theme of a symposium set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station.
The event is hosted by The Food Security Education Partnership, a collaboration of Texas A&M AgriLife, Purdue University and The Ohio State University. The symposium is open to the public and attendance is free, but registration is required by April 9 at http://vfic.tamu.edu/RSVP-FSEP_2015/.
Speaker Per Pinstrup-Andersen, professor emeritus of Cornell University, will talk about “Food Systems for Improved Health and Nutrition.”
Suresh Babu, senior research fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., will discuss “Global Food Security: Issues, Challenges and Capacity Options.”
A panel discussion will be led by Dr. Edwin Price, The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University. Panelists will include: Hans Biesalski, director of the Food Security Center University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany; Neal Hooker, professor of food policy, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University; Ross Maynard Welch, lead scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service, Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory; and David Sands, professor of plant pathology, Montana State University.