Prof Featured on TVO

March 15, 2011 - In the News

Prof. John Cranfield was a featured guest on TVO's The Agenda Monday night. He took part in a panel discussion titled "How Are We Going to Feed Nine Billion People by 2050?"

It's part of a special "Pressures of Progress" series. The Agenda, hosted by Steve Paikin, is TVO's flagship current affairs program.

Cranfield is a food, agricultural and resource economics professor who studies consumer behaviour and demand for food products, food product innovation and development, and small-scale agribusinesses in developing economies.

He and the other panellists from the United States and Canada talked about what the farm and the world food systems need to look like over the next 50 years to meet the growing needs of a hungry planet.

Other participants were Harriet Friedmann, a professor of sociology, geography and planning at the University of Toronto; Maximo Torero of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C.; Lisa Dreier, director of food security and development initiatives for the World Economic Forum; and Kevin Tiessen of the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa.

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