Meeting Date: 3 May 2013

Prepared By: George Firican

 

A global crisis in agriculture

Introduction

As you might have noticed, I wrote and put together quite a few programs on food related topics. That is because I believe it plays a key element into how our future will be like. The truth is our current skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. As population is on the rise, this will have even a more impact in the future.

The other invonvenient truth

Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth. 17:43 minutes 

Who is Dr. Jonathan Foley?

"Dr. Jonathan Foley focuses on the complex relationship between global environmental systems and human civilization, using computer models to analyze changes in land use, ecosystems and resources around the world. After 15 years at the University of Wisconsin, Foley is now a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology and director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota."

 
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