On May 6, Dr. Cary Fowler of the Global Crop Diversity Trust visited Stanford to give a talk titled "Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change." The talk was part of the ongoing Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium sponsored by the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford. Dr. Fowler sat down with FSE director Rosamond (Roz) Naylor for a brief interview before his talk.
Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change
May 15, 2015
Dr. Cary Fowler visited Stanford University on May 6, 2015 to discuss the importance of collecting and preserving crop genetic diversity to cope with the future effects of climate change on the global food system. FSE director Roz Naylor introduced Dr. Fowler and FSE deputy director David Lobell moderated the discussion. Dr. Fowler's lecture was part of the Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium Series sponsored by the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE). FSE's full portfolio of research, publications, and events can be found at: http://fse.fsi.stanford.edu.
Linkages between food systems and human health in Africa
November 19, 2012
Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about new evidence on the linkages among agriculture, nutrition, and health, with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Currently lost in debate—growing more food does not necessarily lead to better nutrition or health unless other things are put in place. Pinstrup-Andersen is a world-renowned specialist on undernutrition, health, poverty, and food, and in 2001 was named World Food Prize Laureate. Eran Bendavid, assistant professor of Medicine at Stanford, provides commentary. This is the tenth talk in FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series.