Meeting Global Needs of Food, Fiber, Fuel, and Freshwater: All from One Planet

Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 300 (Hynes Convention Center)
Jonathan A. Foley , University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Land is a vital but limited resource, while population growth, changing diets, and rising biofuel demand already threaten the long-term viability of the biosphere. How can we meet future demands for food, fiber, and fuel on a stressed global land base, without further degrading the environment or affecting human well-being? This talk will discuss new research, and focus on key leverage points that may enable increased food, fiber and fuel production while maintaining critical ecosystem services.