Securing the Future of Agriculture Symposium

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Sustainable food production is challenged on many fronts. There will be more mouths to feed using fewer resources on less land. The environment is warming, rainfall patterns are changing, and atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing. Industrial farms based on the oil economy will need to give way to new energy systems in less than a generation. Geopolitical instability threatens global food security, and the rate of crop improvement remains stubbornly slow.
There is plenty of room for innovation. Seeds are the key to revolutionizing agricultural productivity, and the 21st Century brought powerful new genomic tools to accelerate genetic gain. This symposium — cosponsored by the MIT Whitehead Institute and Inari — covers how some of these tools, developed here in Cambridge, are being used to advance crop improvement.
Date: May 17, 2022
Time: 9 AM-5 PM
Location: Kresge Auditorium
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