Food, Water and Energy for a Hungry World, Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference 2013

Date: 15-18 September 2013

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Details: Some presentation topics include: Ideal grain ingredients: breeding for health; The potential role of biotechnology in animal health; There’s a science to feeding the world; Are bio-derived products a practical answer for sustainable agriculture?; Innovations to enable adaptability in agriculture; New frontiers in bioremediation; Implications of biosafety regulatory costs and time delays on R&D; and, Genomics for cereal nutrition and quality in a changing climate.


Agriculture, food, water and energy nexus – emerging technical and social challenges & the role of biotechnology

Date: 18 September 2013

Location: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Level 11, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Details: By 2050 the world will have a population of nine billion people and the OECD has declared a need to address the energy/water/food/agriculture nexus. Demand for food in Asia is likely to double between 2007 and 2050 with China accounting for almost half of increased demand. Understanding the longer-term outlook for Australian industries will help businesses improve productivity and exploit emerging opportunities. We will need this knowledge to take advantage of changing demand in the Asian century. Come along to this event to hear from industry and government leaders about the role of biotechnology in addressing the looming population growth in relation to energy, food, water and agriculture.