Banishing Hunger: Inventive Strategies to Feed the World

One in nine people on Earth does not get enough food to lead a healthy, active life. Entrepreneurs, policymakers, and agricultural trendsetters are tackling hunger in new ways, engaging both the largest and smallest members of the food production chain. Framing the issue not only as a moral imperative, but also as a business opportunity, helps motivate multinational food companies. Farmers on the margins are being given tools to increase their yields and gain access to markets. What is the role of sustainable agricultural in reducing hunger? What are the appropriate uses of GMOs? What novel ideas can curb malnutrition?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: World

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