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Feeding the World’s Growing Population

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Edwin Remsberg

Professors from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) are set to tackle an extremely timely and controversial question vital to the future of the planet: How do we feed the world’s growing population?

Current projections show the globe will contain two billion more people in the year 2050 than it does right now. Finding a way to provide enough food for an exploding population will require strategic and creative thinking across numerous disciplines.

Experts within the College of AGNR will take on this tough topic during the Fall Faculty Debate on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:45 p.m. in the Plant Science Lecture Hall (Room 1140, Plant Science Building). Pizza and drinks will be provided for those in attendance.

Participating faculty members include:

Dr. Scott Glenn, Associate Professor, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Dr. Brian Bequette, Associate Professor, Animal & Avian Sciences

Dr. Howard Leathers, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resources Economics

Dr. Ray Weil, Professor, Environmental Science & Technology

Dr. Richard Apter, Lecturer, Animal & Avian Sciences

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