SolutionLab at UC Davis Opens Discussion on Meeting Food Needs of Tomorrow

by Dr. Marlin Edwards
Jul 28, 2015 12:30 PM ET

I recently had the honor of participating in a panel discussion hosted by Net Impact and CollaborateUp to share my views and to participate in a productive discussion about ways people and organizations can work together to assure we meet the food needs of a growing population.

Growing up and working on a farm in northwestern South Dakota, I consider myself fortunate. That’s because only 2 percent of the U.S. population has direct involvement in agriculture. So rather than real-life experience, many people’s perceptions of farming often are formed by media and activist positions on issues that resonate with the public. Regardless of connection to agriculture and perceptions, people around the world have benefited from remarkable advances in agricultural productivity and sustainability.

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Dr. Marlin Edwards is Vice President of Research and Development, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds.