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Science Pub: The World Food Challenge, Crisis or Opportunity?
January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contrary to popular belief, there is currently more than enough food in the world to feed everyone on the planet. However, the world’s population is projected to grow to more than 9.8 billion people by 2050, and with increasing demand and growing constraints on the capacity of our food systems, figuring out how to feed the world’s population while protecting critical ecosystems will be one of the greatest challenges of our era. Join us January 18 at The Collider to hear from UNCA professor of Economics, Elizabeth Porter.
Elizabeth Porter is an economist specializing in teaching international development, humanitarian assistance, and environmental and natural resource economics. She has over 19 years of field experience, having worked with a number of international organizations in market-based approaches to development, establishing and supporting ethical commodity chains, and international disaster response.