9 Dec 2018

Louise O.Fresco: future-proofing food production

From Sunday Morning, 7:11 am on 9 December 2018

A visiting expert on the science of agriculture and food says we need to take action now to ensure the planet's growing population can be fed. Professor Louise O.Fresco says science needs to work hard to get the public on board when looking to develop a sustainable agriculture sector in the future which produces healthy and nutrient rich food. The professor believes an intergovernmental panel, similar to the IPCC, should be set up to advise politicians, private sector and farming interests on the best practice in each country. She explains what the issues are if we don't change how we feed the world and what New Zealand's role might be.