Symposium highlights solutions in global food safety security

A day-long event this fall will highlight how CFANS is working to address the challenges of a growing world population and ever-increasing food needs. “9 Billion and Counting: Solutions for Abolishing Hunger” will include discussions with global food experts including a keynote address by 2016 World Food Prize Laureate Jan Low from the International Potato Center. Additional presenters will include food industry leaders and University of Minnesota food and agricultural scientists. Following the symposium, the new campus Eldon Siehl Garden and Plaza, which honors winners of the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture and features a bronze statue of Borlaug, will be unveiled. The events take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 on the St. Paul campus. For details, visit

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