Monday, November 17, 2014

CAUSES TV: Global Food Security

On this episode, CAUSES Dean Sabine O'Hara is joined by Dr. Claire Nelson to discuss the topic of food security, which refers to having a steady and dependable supply of food that is healthy and nutritious. Food security is a global issue, with the population expected to grow by two billion in the next 30 years, to nine billion people. 

Food security is also a top priority for the United States. According to the annual Household Food Security Survey, the District of Columbia has one of the highest rates of food insecurity among children in the U.S.:
  • 13% of D.C. households are food insecure
  • 19% experience food hardship
  • 37% are unable to afford enough food

Dr. Claire Nelson is Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education consulting practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight with a focus on science, engineering and technology; and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations, communities and national governments. Dr. Nelson is a member of the Sustainability Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, where she is leading efforts to establish ongoing training and certification in sustainability for working IE professionals. She is also the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Solairgen Energy, where she is focused on developing partnerships with educational institutions.   

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