2011 NIAA Consumer's Stake in Today's Food Production April 11 - 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA. There has never been a time in which consumers were more interested in the origin of their food supply. Agriculture in the U.S. has proudly developed the most productive, safest, readily available source of wholesome nutrition in the world’s history. And consumers today expect no less. This conference brings new perspectives and calls to action on agriculture engaging consumers.
Many organizations are stating that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people on Earth and that agriculture must change to be able to produce enough food for this growing population.
Despite a significant growth in food production over the past half-century, one of the most important challenges facing society today is how to feed an expected population of some nine billion by the middle of the 20th century.
The aim is to use sound scientific evidence to inform decision making and guide policy makers in the future direction of agricultural research priorities and policy support. If addressed, we anticipate that these questions will have a significant impact on global agricultural practices worldwide, while improving the synergy between agricultural policy, practice and research. This research forms part of the UK Government's Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures project.
What Are Farm Subsidies? Farm subsidies may not be well understood. What exactly are farm subsidies and how are they used? How would you see farm subsidy program change? AgChat organized a conversation to look at agricultural subsidies.