Food Systems Summit Dialogue: What Role Will Gene Edited Foods Play in Addressing Nutritional Insecurity?

Starts: 24 August 2021 7:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 24 August 2021 7:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 24 August 2021 8:30 am EDT

Nutritional insecurity is a pressing topic around the globe. Some nations struggle with widespread lack of access to nutritious foods and the related hunger, while other nations are facing significant challenges related to increasing levels of obesity due to diets high in fats, sugars and processed carbohydrates. The Alliance for Science is hosting a conversation that explores the impact that gene editing can have in developing and cultivating nutritious foods that will help to address these intractable problems and positively transform our food systems. Join our independent UN Food Systems Summit dialogue to hear from and engage with a panel of experts in the field of gene editing, nutrition and policy. Speakers include Dr. Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); Dr. Tom Adams, co-founder and CEO of Pairwise; Dr. Cecilia S. Acuin, associate professor in the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food at the University of the Philippines Los Baños; Ambassador Dr. Miguel J. Garcia-Winder, Former Undersecretary of Agriculture/Mexico; and Patience Koku, CEO of Replenish Farms in Nigeria.  Dr. Sarah Evanega, director of the Alliance for Science, will moderate.

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