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Can we feed a mid-century global population of 10 billion healthily, sustainably and equitably?

April 12, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Faculty Room, room 207
Please join us for a lecture by Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Martin School, Oxford University, and Professor of Population Biology. In this talk, Professor Godfray will explore some of the challenges of feeding a growing and richer world population, as well as look at some of possible solutions, using a modelling approach that links an economic model of the food system with environment and health inputs and outputs. He will investigate issues such as the effect of climate change on reductions in diet-associated deaths; how dietary change policies can be designed to obtain multiple health, environment and economic outputs, and the combinations of advances and policies that can reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Professor Godfray will also discuss some of the greatest near-term threats to global food system resilience. Lecture 2:30-3:30, followed by mingling and light snacks.

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Pamela Vreeland