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Building sustainable food systems to feed more of the world’s people requires bringing everyone to the table. Cornell researchers and economic development specialists sat down with New York food producers and retailers at the first-ever Cornell Food Systems Global Summit 

Cornell Hosts Food Systems Summit

January 6, 2015

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Building sustainable food systems to feed more of the world’s people requires bringing everyone to the table. Cornell researchers and economic development specialists sat down with New York food producers and retailers at the first-ever Cornell Food Systems Global Summit, a daylong event in early December hosted by the Cornell Institute for Food Systems Industry Partnership Program.

ACSF faculty fellows Xingen Lei and Prabhu Pingali spoke about how global agriculture could feed 9 billion people by 2050. Food industry participants included Bill Strassburg, vice president of Wegmans Food Markets, based in Rochester, and Jeff Boutelle, president and CEO of Beech-Nut, based in Amsterdam, New York. More than 130 attended the summit.

The summit also featured technology demonstrations, a poster session, and exhibits by economic development agencies.

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.