By the year 2050 a projected 9 billion people will inhabit the planet. With no increase in arable land, and with harsher growing conditions expected, some experts predict the world food supply cannot sustain this population.
Will these predictions prove accurate? Can advances in science and technology avert disaster? On November 15, 2011, CHF hosted a conference to address these crucial questions.
Opening and keynote addresses were given by Calestous Juma, Harvard University, and Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, respectively.