Published on Apr 17, 2012
From Green to Resilient
This panel discussion was recorded at the Future Tense event: Feeding the World While the Earth Cooks, which was held in Washington, DC on April 12th, 2012
Fred Kirschenmann – @StoneBarns
Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
President, StoneBarns Center for Food and Agriculture
2011 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award Recipient
When today’s toddlers are parents themselves, they will face an agricultural crisis. The world population will reach 9 billion. A growing global middle class will demand more food. And climate change will leave farmers holding seeds that won’t sprout. By 2050, will our global appetite outgrow our agricultural capacity? We held an event to find out how everyone—growers, technologists, governments, business leaders, and carbon-conscious consumers—will be part of the solution.