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Now Serving 9 Billion: A Global Town Hall
Date:2/12/2010

World-Renowned Policy Experts Held International Discussion to Find Solutions to Agricultural Challenges of the 21st Century

Global Town Hall Discussed How to Feed a Hungry World, Preserve Water and Improve the Lives of Farmers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An eminent panel of science and policy experts braved a historic blizzard today to identify solutions for the greatest agricultural challenges of all time.  The global dialogue comes in response to a final call for action from the late Nobel Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug, to feed the world and improve the lives of farmers, all while preserving natural resources.

Now Serving: 9 Billion:  A Global Dialogue on Meeting Food Needs for the Next Generation highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing farmers and nations in the coming century, especially as global population continues to rise, resources become more scarce, and climate and pest pressures continue to mount.  Participants from over 30 countries on four continents shared their thoughts and perspectives with the panel of experts as part of this global dialogue.  

Moderated by Emmy-Award winning journalist Frank Sesno, the event was hosted by CropLife International, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

Panelists included Nina V. Fedoroff, Ph.D., Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID; Mark Cantley, former head of the European Union’s “Concertation Unit for Biotechnology in Europe” and of OECD’s Biotechnology Unit; Gale Bu
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