- Author: Bill Frost
The University of California, through its Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), will bring together some of the world's leading experts on Tuesday, April 9, in Ontario, Calif., for a Global Food Systems Forum. The program will address how to sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025.
Panelists include researchers, policymakers, economists, farmers, environmentalists and geopolitical experts. Brief biographies of the array of local, national and international professionals sharing their perspectives are at http://food2025.ucanr.edu/Speakers.
The forum, part of the ANR Statewide Conference, will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT and will include a live webcast.
Some program highlights are:
9:15 a.m., keynote speaker, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
9:35 a.m., Global Panel, moderated by New Yorker correspondent Michael Specter
11:45 a.m., lunch keynote speaker, Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute
*Due to technical limitations this presentation will not air as part of the live webcast.
2:30 p.m., California panel, moderated by California author Mark Arax
Media and the general public also are encouraged to view the free, live webcast and join the conversation on Twitter by following #Food2025. To learn more about the UC Global Food Systems Forum and view the webcast, visit http://food2025.ucanr.edu.