Helen Jensen, professor, is one of 13 renowned thinkers the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named to the executive committee of Science Breakthroughs 2030, an initiative that will identify the most compelling scientific opportunities in food and agriculture in the next decade and beyond.
Science Breakthroughs 2030 will respond to the numerous reports issued by government and non-governmental organizations on the relationship of the food and agricultural system to public health, national security, the economy, and the environment. Such reports emphasize the need to dramatically and sustainably increase food production worldwide to feed a growing global population. Tapping the ingenuity and knowledge of the American research community, Science Breakthroughs 2030 will produce a blueprint for research directions to address key issues in food and agriculture.
A public launch reception for Science Breakthroughs 2030 is scheduled for 5:30 PM on Wednesday, June 14 at the National Academies of Science headquarters in Washington, DC, after the committee meets for the first time. There, research stakeholders will be able to learn more about the project and how they can participate. To RSVP for this event, go to: http://supportagresearch.org/bt2030reception.