Center for Global Food Security

Global Food & Nutrition Security Seminar - Dr. Wally Tyner

September 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Deans Auditorium (PFEN 241)

Energy, Climate Change & Food Security

Dr. Wally Tyner

Thursday, September 8, 2016

12:00 – 1:15 PM, Deans Auditorium (PFEN 241)

Modern agriculture is an acknowledged consumer of energy along the many steps of the global food value chain, ranging from energy needs in production, in post-harvest operations including storage, processing, transport, distribution, as well as in cooling, freezing, and food preparation. Of late, agriculture has also been called upon to contribute to the production of renewable energy, in the form of biofuels from plant and animal products. Opinions vary on whether this additional responsibility has been a boon for the agriculture enterprise, or a strain on agriculture, particularly in the face of climate change.

Dr. Tyner has been in the forefront of much of the dialogue on the issue of energy and agriculture in the last couple of decades. His seminar will likely address how the future of our agricultural enterprise may negotiate the challenges and opportunities it faces as it thrusts forward to producing food, feed, fiber, and fuel in the face of climate change.

The seminar is open to the public. This is part of a weekly seminar on Food Security, where invited speakers from Purdue and outside the university help elevate the dialogue on the availability, access, and use of food in our world. Please do come and engage in dialogue with students and our expert speakers. 

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