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06 September 2018 I 16:00 -17:30 Uhr
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne

Plenary Discussion - Food Security and Future of Plant Breeding

Are we able to ensure global food security based on the current status of plant sciences?

Experts from academia and industry discuss what contribution plant sciences can make to increase the yield to feed a growing world population in spite of climate change, limited global resources and water shortages.

Should molecular genetic techniques, like genome editing be used to reduce hunger in future, although there are many reservations about these technologies? How does the acceptance of modern plant breeding methods in Western countries differ from developing countries? Questions like these will be discussed.

Keynote Speech: Lars Niehaus, University of Cologne
Prof. Dieter Birnbacher, Professor for Philosophy (ret.), University Düsseldorf
Prof. Uwe Sonnewald, University Erlangen/Nürnberg
Prof. Zerihun Tadele, University of Bern
Dr. Sabine Dorlöchter-Sulser, Referentin für ländliche Entwicklung, Abteilung Afrika und Naher Osten, Misereor
Dr. Frank Röber, Corteva Agriscience

Participation is free, to register please follow the Link.

The event is part of the 1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future.