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The Future of Food: : Views from Conservation & the Private Sector

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Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jason Clay, WWF and Howard Shapiro, Mars Corporation

How do one of the world's largest food companies and one of the world's largest conservation organizations think about the future of food? How does the projection of 9.6 billion people on the planet by 2050, and the impending penumbra of climate change, affect strategic planning and thinking within the private sector? What are the ways that conservation organizations and the private sector are working together? What does a company like Mars see as the biggest threats to its long-term security and the biggest opportunities? How is the nature of food security changing? This will be a wide-ranging discussion, open to questions from the audience, ranging from the impacts of climate change on food, to the current revolution in cellular agriculture and plant-based foods, to how did Mars deal with the Ebola crisis, given its impact on cacao.

- Dr. Howard Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Corporation
- Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Food & Markets; Executive Director, Markets Institute, World Wildlife Fund
- Dr. Alex Dehgan, Chanler Innovator, Duke University & Former Chief Scientist at USAID

No RSVP needed. Sponsored by: Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Duke Science & Society Initiative, the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at Fuqua School of Business, and the World Food Policy Center at Sanford School of Public Policy.

Contact: Katie Kross