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CIC Saskatoon: Global Food Security in a Time of Environmental Change
March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ESTGratuit
Over the past fifteen years, a growing number of international researchers have linked the causes of several recent major human conflicts – including the rise of the Arab Spring and the crisis in Darfur – to food shortages, which have been caused by unpredicted changes in normally reliable weather patterns.
Environmental changes present great threats to the food supply, directly to us as well as to our friends around the world. What further risks can we expect to the foods we eat? What are the dangers to us? Is there anything we can do to protect the world’s food supply? Join us as Dr. Peter Phillips explores these and many
Dr. Peter Phillips is Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Johnson-Shoyama Center for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy. He earned his Ph.D. at the LSE and practiced for 13 years as a professional economist in industry and government. At the University of Saskatchewan, he was the Van Vliet Research Professor, created and held an NSERC-SSHRC Chair in Managing Technological Change in Agriculture, and was director of the virtual College of Biotechnology. He has had appointments at the LSE, OECD, European University Institute in Florence, University of Edinburgh and University of Western Australia. He was a founding member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee and was on the boards of Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, Pharmalytics and Ag-West Bio Inc.
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