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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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Nexus Media Studios: What Is 3D Farming?

As it becomes less and less arable land around the world and we humans are getting more numerous – we need to find new ways to secure the food supply in the future. To grow things under water may be just one of those ways, according to the company Thimble Island Ocean Farm.  

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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The New York Times Conferences: Panel Discussion: What to Do About Food Loss and Food Waste

Approximately one third of the food produced each year for human consumption — roughly 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. The situation is particularly acute in the developing world. How do we fight the situation? From the 2014 New York Times Food for Tomorrow Conference. Jonathan Bloom, author, “American Wasteland,” and food waste …

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TED: Pamela Ronald | The case for engineering our food

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the …

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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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