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Nobel Prize: Six Nobel Laureates discuss the flavor of creativity | 2016 Nobel Week Dialogue

Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus (2006 Nobel Peace Prize), Richard J. Roberts (1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Elizabeth Blackburn (2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Steven Chu (1997 Nobel Prize in Physics), Angus Deaton (2015 Prize in Economic Sciences) speak about the concept of …

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General Assembly Panel Discussion: Food and Tech

San Francisco is variously described as a foodie city and a techie stronghold. Is it any surprise then that there are a slew of new companies and businesses that are focusing on how technology can impact on food production, distribution and consumption?  

Imperial College London: Schrödinger lecture | Can we feed the world sustainably?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway, Centre for Environmental Policy, presents the 28th annual Schrödinger lecture. The talk is introduced by Professor James Stirling, Provost of Imperial College London. Every individual across the globe should have the right and ability to access adequate, safe, and nutritional food at all times. But achieving worldwide food security is not …

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TED: Why Climate Change Is a Threat to Human Rights | Mary Robinson

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Managing global resources on a global level by 2050

Seminar with Professor Katherine Richardson at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Katherine Richardson is Professor in Biological Oceanography at the University of Copenhagen.  

Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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Motherboard: Deep Sea Fish Farming in Geodesic Domes

In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard goes to Baja California, Mexico to get a firsthand look at these free floating pods, and to get an understanding for why we need better ways to cultivate our future food sources. Whether it’s found on a plate of sushi, grilled in our backyard, or thrown on pasta, seafood …

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The Verge: What is the future of food?

How do you make more food with less farmable land? It’s a tricky problem with no one obvious solution. What will we eat in the year 2100? In this week’s Big Future, Arielle Duhaime-Ross takes a look at what we might eat in the future, and how we’ll produce it. It’s a tricky question, as …

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Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how …

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Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Rethinking Global Food Security

What environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security? Dimensions to be addressed: – Changing climate and weather patterns – Addressing demands of an emerging global middle class – Strengthening efficient agricultural value chains Speakers: · Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria · Shenggen Fan, …

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Panel Discussion: Food Exchange – Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides: Can We Shift to a Pesticide-Free Agriculture? Examining the evidence, from impacts on wildlife to farm-worker children, a panel of leading experts in public health, social science, and policy will ask whether the latest research on endocrine disruption effects on wildlife and humans, the environmental justice issues associated with pesticide drift from farms, …

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