Exploring issues of food security and sustainability
Live Stream: National Geographic Food Forum
GROSVENOR AUDITORIUM, 2-4:30 P.M.
The Future of Food forum showcases leading experts in an afternoon-long discussion about how to feed a global population of nine billion. This event sets the stage for a weekend hackathon, during which data journalists and storytellers will harness years of FAO agricultural data to come up with ways to address the challenges laid out by our Friday panelists. Results of the hackathon will be open source and available at natgeofood.com as part of National Geographic’s eight-month series on food.
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Climate change and political pressures stress our food systems today. What does our food future look like, and how can our economy adapt to feed an estimated two billion more people?
Moderator: Terry Garcia (@terrygarcia), executive vice president for Mission Programs, National Geographic Society Dan Glickman (@DanRGlickman), executive director, Aspen Institute, and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tjada D’Oyen McKenna (@Tjada), deputy coordinator for development for the USAID’s Feed the Future Danielle Nierenberg (@DaniNierenberg), cofounder and president, Food Tank Jack Sinclair, executive vice president, Walmart U.S.
Photojournalist Robin Hammond (@RobinNHammond) shows the tension between big agriculture and small farmers in Mozambique, Liberia, and Somalia.
Panel Two: Sustainable Sustenance
What does it take to grow enough food for all of us? How do we create food systems that meet the needs of our changing world? What roles do technology and engineering play?
Moderator: Joel K. Bourne, Jr., contributing writer, National Geographic José Andrés (@chefjoseandres), chef and founder, ThinkFoodGroup Nadine Azzu, coordinator of a GEF/UNEP/FAO global project Jerry Glover, senior sustainable agricultural system adviser for the USAID and National Geographic explorer Ben R. Jordan (@BenJAgSustain), director of supplier sustainability for the Coca-Cola Company