Guest blog at Tomorrow’s Table by Dr. Robert Thompson

Dr. Robert Thompson has a guest blog at Tomorrow’s Table, Proving Malthus Wrong: Sustainable Agriculture in 2050 (posted May 13, 2011).

Tomorrow’s Table is hosted by Pamela Ronald, Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis.  The blog is also cross-posted at Biofortified (great site, check it out).

The past few years Dr. Thompson has moderated the Global Farmer Roundtable hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology (TATT).  He will again lend his skill for the 2011 edition (nominations open), scheduled for the week of October 10 during the 25th Anniversary of The World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa.  Dr. Thompson’s biography can be seen here at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where is is a senior fellow.


Proving Malthus Wrong: Sustainable Agriculture in 2050

Guest Post: Dr. Robert L. Thompson is a senior fellow for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Over the past few months, we’ve watched as governments have been overthrown in Tunisia and Egypt, as governments across North Africa and the Middle East promised reforms, some even handing out cash to pacify angry citizens, and as demonstrations in Libya intensified into outright civil war. Although a number of issues have come to a head, one constant across countries is the rocketing prices of basic commodities, and the increasing need for more, and more efficient, food production. Fortunately, a solution is available: research-driven sustainable agriculture…

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