Of the 6.7 billion people currently living on this planet, one billion of them are overweight, while another 800 million starve. The present day agriculture paradigm, which incorporates troubling practices like monocultures, CAFO's, and the government-subsidized production of high-fructose corn syrup, clearly cannot adequately feed our current population.
So, what are we going to do in 2050 when demographers estimate there will be an additional 2.5 billion people on the planet?
In 2009 we assembled a wide-ranging lineup of scientists, chefs, thinkers and activists who framed both the problems and potential solutions. We hope you walk away from this symposium with a better sense of what to put on your own table.
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