What – Food for health and food for global security will be discussed by top officials during a symposium that is free and open to the public.
Where – Texas A&M AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station.
When – 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 30.
Who to interview and topics – Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that led to the development of courses aimed at solving world problems of food security and health.
Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, professor emeritus of Cornell University, food for improved health and nutrition.
Dr. Suresh Babu, senior research fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., global food security.
Dr. Edwin Price, The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University.
Dr. Hans Biesalski, director of the Food Security Center University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
Dr. Ross Maynard Welch, lead scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service, Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory in Ithaca, New York.
Dr. David Sands, professor of plant pathology, Montana State University.
Why – The Food Security Education Partnership, a collaboration of Texas A&M AgriLife, Purdue University and The Ohio State University, received a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Higher Education Challenge grant to develop a set of unique and multidisciplinary courses on “Food Security Educational Partnership: The Intersection of Sustainability, Hunger, Nutrition and Health.” One of its goals is to bring awareness of the impending food crisis worldwide so that solutions can be found.
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