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Global food demand, nutrition topic of Tahoe presentation

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The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center invites residents to join Dr. Josette Lewis from the UC Davis World Food Center for the presentation, “Agriculture, Food & Nutrition from Local to Global,” next weee.

What does it take to feed nine billion people? How does our food system encourage California agriculture to remain globally competitive, while reducing poverty in low-income countries?

How can we deliver healthier outcomes for malnourished communities in Asia and Africa, while reducing rising obesity rates around the world? A food system that meets growing global demand must lower our environmental footprint as well.

Delivering solutions that address the complexity of these trade-offs requires connecting partners from areas spanning scientific excellence, innovation, policy and industry.

The World Food Center, launched in 2013, is excelling at this interface, elevating and expanding the societal impact of UC Davis on food and agriculture.

Join Lewis, associate director of the World Food Center, to learn how UC Davis is advancing agricultural innovation.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. (happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m.) Thursday, April 23, at the Tahoe Science Center at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

For information, call 775-881-7566, or visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/events/.


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