Our Table: Feeding 9 billion by 2050

January 15, 2019 5:30PM - 7:00PM

East Lansing Hannah Community Center


By 2050, global population is expected to exceed 9 billion. In response, some estimate that food production will need to increase by 70 percent, perhaps even double to meet growing demand.

What changes can be made to sustain such a large uptick in population? Michigan State University (MSU) researchers want to offer their perspectives — and listen to yours.

MSU AgBioResearch, a group of 340 researches from eight colleges across Michigan State’s campus, invites scientists, researchers, community leaders and the public to an Our Table conversation on food security. Our Table discussions unite food scientists, researchers, and community members for engaging conversations. All leave with new knowledge and an appreciation for one another’s perspectives.

Half of the event will be dedicate to panel discussion, with the other half available for audience members to  ask questions and share insights. 

Panelists for the January 15 conversation are: 

  • Ron Bates, director, MSU Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
  • Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor, MSU Department of Plant Biology
  • Jason Rowntree, associate professor, MSU Department of Animal Science
  • Sieglinde Snapp, professor, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

More information can be found by clicking here.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Alex Tekip, Food@MSU communications manager: tekipale@msu.edu

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