SoGES panel discussion on preserving food sources into the future

Thanksgiving brings thoughts and memories of families and bountiful food. It is also a good time to consider the progress that is being made to maintain food for our future. wheat

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a panel discussion on the importance of devising strategies for preserving food sources into the future on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The World Summit on Food Security says food production must increase 70 percent to feed 9 billion people by 2050. How are advances in research and technology on food quality, quantity and genetic resources connected to our Thanksgiving table and, critically, for global health and food security? Panelists will discuss progress on many fronts in agriculture that are aiming to assure food is safe, equitable and bountiful for future generations.

The event will be held at Avogadro’s Number, located at 605 S Mason St. in Fort Collins.


• Lee Somers, Agriculture Experiment Station
• Dan Bush, Department of Biology, vice provost for faculty affairs
• Elizabeth Ryan, Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences
• Christine Walters, USDA National Seed Storage Laboratory

Moderator: Gene Kelly, assistant director for research and development at SoGES, deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of CSU Extension.

The panel discussion, part of the Managing the Planet series, is free of charge and open to the public. Visit for more information about SoGES.