Monday, February 08, 2010

Forum on Friday at the Newseum to discuss meeting the food needs of the next generation

Agricultural experts and stakeholders are joining in a "Town Hall 2.0" forum Friday to discuss the unique challenges associated with meeting the food needs of the next generation as Earth's population grows. The event, "Now Serving 9 Billion: Global Dialogue on Meeting Food Needs for the Next Generation," is hosted by CropLife International, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and CAST at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

A panel of experts will discuss the challenges facing agriculture the next century, including how to feed 2.5 billion more people by 2050 and how to grow more food on less land. The event will Webcast live with an accompanying Twittercast, under #AgCast. Interested readers can register for the online discussion or in-person forum at the event's Web site.

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