The acute suffering in East Africa is justifiably garnering headlines, but well beyond this crisis is an enduring challenge: how to deliver enough food to a growing world population amid diminishing crop yields and climate vagaries that threaten future growing seasons with drought and disease. This forum will deliver a digest of the latest reporting on food security issues and efforts to tackle this challenge on the science and policy frontiers.

Panelists:
Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project and PBS NewsHour correspondent
Sharon Schmickle, foreign affairs and science correspondent for MinnPost.com
David Lynch, Social Science Chair, Saint Mary's University
William G. Moseley, Professor of Geography at Macalester College
Moderated by Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Saint Mary's University Event Center
2540 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403

This panel is part of a collaborative reporting project on population issues by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, PBS NewsHour and National Geographic.

Project

Ug99, a virulent fungal disease, could create a major food security crisis by attacking the world's second largest crop, wheat.

Recently

October 6, 2011 /
Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sharon Schmickle
Pulitzer Center grantees will talk at Saint Mary's University-Winona about the struggles of delivering enough food to a growing world population.
May 28, 2010 /
Students at School Without Walls explore the tension between financial insecurity and nutritional needs.