How Do We Feed the World Sustainably?

Sufficient calories are produced every year to feed the world, so why are a billion people (1 in 7) hungry? Global food prices have been rising since 2000, increasing by 50% in 2007–2008 alone. Hunger, or food insecurity, is pressing in the developing world and in parts of the U.S.

July 28 – July 31, 2013

Minnesota boasts thriving organic and local food movements and several international agro-industrial firms. Who has the answers to feeding everyone and doing it sustainably? Join me and selected Macalester faculty for 2-1/2 days as we explore how to feed the world.

—Faculty Convener Bill Moseley, Professor and Chair of Geography