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November 11th, 2015 / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

thumb.aspxPlant science has a necessary but not sufficient role to play in meeting the global food security challenge.Rising temperatures are reducing yields; an effect which is projected to intensify over the coming decades. And increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, widely anticipated in future climate scenarios, are not only expected to affect production, but also to disrupt food storage and distribution systems, and to raise food prices in national and international markets. A business-as-usual approach to satisfying food demand for the current let alone future population is not sustainable. New concepts, tools and approaches are needed to address the broad food security agenda. Read more