- The Plate
5 Questions We Want to Answer on World Food Day
In 1865, when the new global agribusiness company Cargill was founded in the tiny town of Conover, Iowa, not far from the birthplace of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and World Food Prize founder Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the world looked vastly different. There were only about 1.3 billion people on our planet, the first land grant agricultural research university was yet to open and agricultural innovation centered largely around John Deere’s steel plow.
Now, 150 years later, the global landscape has never looked so complex; population surges, a rapidly changing climate and a new set of no less than 17 Sustainable Development Goals will shape the decisions we must make as a global community to ensure a nutritious and sustainable