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Date:2/12/2010

chanan, Ph.D. former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics; Robert Paarlberg, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and a leading expert on international agricultural and environmental policy; and, Calestous Juma, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

“While there is no single solution to the agricultural challenges we are facing, innovations in farming and plant sciences, and a commitment to continued research into new technologies, will be crucial to helping achieve food security” noted Denise Dewar, Executive Director of Plant Biotechnology at CropLife International, a global federation representing the plant science industry. “Today’s global dialogue was an opportunity to consider new ground-breaking perspectives on agricultural policy for the 21st century.”

“Cutting-edge science, combined with sound public policy, offers the only real solution to the economic, environmental and nutritional issues confronting both producers and consumers worldwide,” commented Sharon Bomer, Executive Vice President of the Food and Agriculture Section at the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

A new report from CAST, “Agricultural Productivity Strategies for the Future: Addressing U.S. and Global Challenges,” was introduced at the event, prefaced by the last published words of the late agronomist and microbiologist Dr. Borlaug. Known as the father of the Green Revolution, Dr. Borlaug is one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. The new report w
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