The Technological Harvest
The world’s population is slightly more than 7 billion people. Feeding such a large number of individuals requires innovative agriculture and crop technologies. Session 211, “Food and Nutritional Benefits from Sustainable New Crop Technologies,” will feature presentations that focus on the impact of new technologies on the global food supply. Crop technologies help achieve sustainability goals by increasing the yield and value realized by farmers around the globe. New technologies are being used to develop foods that could be favorable to consumer health. Such foods might have improved nutritional profiles, including increased essential amino acids and reduced saturated fat.
The benefits of crop technologies are not limited to harvests with improved nutritional profiles crops with higher yields. Scientists assert that innovative agricultural technologies can be used to enhance food security and reduce applications of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Speakers Cathleen Enright, Ross Welch, and David Jackson will discuss the success and potential of crop technologies on Thursday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m. in room N114.