Ag Tech: Food Security as National Security

Ag Tech: Food Security as National Security



As the global population continues to grow, we will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050. According to the World Food Programme, hunger and food insecurity can be both the cause and consequence of regional instability. How can we ensure the responsible growth of our food system without adding to concerns over growing obesity rates and environmental impact? This panel will cover the current global food security layout and discuss the new ideas, technologies, and regions that are preparing for this looming problem in innovative and scalable ways.

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Michael Pellman Rowland
Partner and Co-Head, Impact Investments, Alpenrose Wealth Management



Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Hareb Al Mheiri
Minister of State for Future Food Security, United Arab Emirates


Devry Boughner Vorwerk
Chief Communications Officer and Head of Global Corporate Affairs, Cargill


Stephen Censky
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Charlie McNairy
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, International Farming Corporation


Antonio Tataranni
Senior Vice President, Physiology, Life Sciences and R&D, PepsiCo